Elmo King

Growing up in the East Village in its golden age, I was raised by a diverse community of artists, activists and mentors who gifted me with an array of perspectives, community events, ways to celebrate life, and exposure to all of the arts from around the world. These experiences continue to influence me in how I approach the world and my work.
I was introduced to filmmaking at an afterschool program when I was eight years old (you can watch the first show I edited here haha).
Between high school and college I traveled to Slovenia for a documentary workshop led by Želimir Žilnik which is where I saw how film could combine my artistic and political passions.
I now have eight years professional experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, location sound-op, gaffer, and editor on numerous documentaries, commercials, corporate promos, political campaigns, artist profiles, and music videos.
Current Career Pursuit
Nothing gives me greater joy than connecting people, so I'm focusing on producing opportunities so I can bring clients to the right creatives.
I've produced for Atomized Studios and Navigo Productions to create a plethora of projects including an internationally shot promotional documentary for Founders Factory Africa, a commercial for The Apollo and Joyce Theaters and an episode for Angie Martinez's IRL Podcast interviewing Mike Tyson.
If you need a producer who thrives under pressure, who prioritizes organization and clear, honest, timely communication among all departments to alleviate unnecessary stresses throughout your timeline, please feel free to reach out to me with details about your project.
Passion Projects
I'm helping produce and shoot a documentary about a '90s rap group from Newburgh, NY called Da Original Dark Side that was locally as big to Newburgh and the surrounding areas as the Wu-Tang Clan was to NYC during the same period. They even performed together along with Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Beyonce, and many other prominent artists from that time. The film will explore how the failures of Urban Renewal in the predominantly black neighborhoods of Newburgh led to mass displacement, the crack epidemic and a high growth in gang violence.
I'm also developing a documentary which will explore the familial roots of the United States' legal and social punishment systems through told histories of intergenerational trauma and how they've impacted people's views on good vs bad people and how to treat them. If you're working on a similar project and would like to combine efforts, or are interested in this topic and would like to be involved in some way, please feel free to contact me.
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