About Akil


Akil Gibbons is an award-winning film director and producer who’s earned millions of views worldwide through VICE Media, Netflix, Viacom Television Specials, commercial and sponsored digital campaigns, and his own company CoINTEL Productions (CoINTELPRO).

Akil Gibbons work on the FBI counter-terrorism film (T)ERROR earned an Emmy and Sundance award in 2015 and later served as a cinematographer for the 2017 Netflix Original Get Me Roger Stone. Akil directed and produced his own feature film and Viacom television specials for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, BET Remembers Nipsey Hussle, Angela Rye’s Midterm Election Special, American Injustice: A BET Town Hall, and previously worked at VICE Media as a Host and story producer.

At Vice Media Akil Gibbons produced video campaigns for Google, Sony Pictures, Verizon, and more but focused on stories around civil-rights, systemic violence, mass incarceration, and hip-hop culture. As an educator Akil has designed curricula and outreach campaigns for award winning films about racial disparities within the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. This includes the Spike Lee produced Evolution of a Criminal, the Peabody and Sundance award-winning film The House I Live In, and Akil's own film Paper City-Stop The School To Prison Pipeline.