Akil Gibbons is an award-winning filmmaker, VICE Media reporter and story producer, educator, and CEO of his own CoINTEL Productions (CoINTELRO). Akil served as a cinematographer for the Emmy and Sundance award winning documentary “(T)ERROR” and the Netflix original documentary “Get Me Roger Stone”. Akil has also produced Viacom television specials for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Angela Rye’s Midterm Election Special: Our Vote. Our Power, and American Injustice: A BET Town Hall special on mass incarceration.
Akil's filmmaking focuses around civil-rights, capitalism, systematic violence, mass incarceration, and hip-hop culture but has expanded to commercial films for Google, Sony Pictures, Verizon, Disney XD, and Live Nation TV since working as a producer for VICE Media.
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.