As a director, producer, cinematographer, Kevin Shaw has produced award-winning documentaries for ESPN, PBS, the NFL Network and the Big Ten Network. His first feature documentary film, the critically acclaimed THE STREET STOPS HERE, about Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Bob Hurley and his career-long fight to mentor inner-city youth, debuted on PBS nationally in 2010 and aired on ESPN.
Also in that year, Shaw’s Big Ten Network short documentary on a quadriplegic trying to regain the ability to walk won the Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting excellence.
In 2012, Shaw directed GOOSE, the story of pioneer Harlem Globetrotter Reece “Goose” Tatum for ESPN. Two years later, Shaw won a National Sports Emmy for cinematography of ESPN’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil show opens and teases.
Shaw produced SHAQ and DALE for ESPN in 2015, a look at the poignant relationship between megastar Shaquille O’Neal and his collegiate coach at LSU, Dale Brown.
His current work includes FIRST DANCE, revisiting the historic journey of Northwestern’s University first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament berth through the eyes of the school’s famous alumni and AMERICA TO ME, executive produced by HOOP DREAMS director Steve James, a landmark mini-series examining a year in one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse public high schools, as students, teachers and administrators grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities.