BIOGRAPHY

Korstiaan "Kors" Vandiver

As an award-winning filmmaker with his original footing in the Atlanta music industry, Kors brings over 12 years of experience in the film/TV industry as a writer/producer/director.  His scripts have landed attachments and interest from actors such as Ryan Gosling, Idris Elba, Skylan Brooks, Nate Parker, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and even Oscar-winners such as Mahershala Ali as well as studios, producers, agencies and management such as Sony/Columbia, David Goyer's Phantom Four, Kevin Turen, Tyler Perry's 34th Street Films, Anonymous Content, ICM, CAA, WME and more. 

 

As a BTS and documentary producer for the famed Sundance breakout hit "The Birth of a Nation" Kors contributed to script notes for the film. He has produced projects with creatives such as Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Omari Hardwick, Armie Hammer and more. His work has been showcased and purchased by companies such as Fox Searchlight, CBS, 60 Minutes, HBO, National Geographic, Tiny Giant Studios, VH1 just to name a few. Kors recently wrapped his directorial debut feature film "Gym Rat" and as a co-writer, he is currently producing "12" chronicling the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland Police. 

FILMOGRAPHY

LU
Writer/Director/ Producer
Starring: Nate Parker, Omari Hardwick, Emayatzy Corineald & Saye Yabandeh

Based on a true story Nate Parker(The Great Debaters, Red Tails, The Birth of a Nation) is "Lu"a Marine diagnosed with PTSD who searches for a civilian woman injured in the crossfire during a firefight in Iraq. The film has received over 20 plus nominations and 5 awards, screening at the Academy, and in Park City Utah for a special Sundance Board Member Screening. Playing in countless cities and multiple countries. "Lu" was also featured in American Cinematographer Magazine.

Reveille
Writer/Producer/Director
Starring: Skylan Brooks & Dominic Bogart

In 1935, Nazi Germany an African American boy has to match wits with a vagabond, their encounter will change the course of his life forever. Recognized and playing in multiple festivals around the country as well as premiering in London.

Gym Rat
Writer/Producer/Director
Starring: Josh Murray, Mariana Vicente &  Greg Orvis

A fitness freak recently released from prison holds delusions of being the next Mr. Olympia, he gets a job selling steroids for a maniacal gym owner who’s bullying creates tension that quickly turns tragic. 

Showtime

Written, Directed & Produced by Shawn Antoine II, a talented "lite-feet" dancer earning money on NYC trains with his younger brother/hype-man. When the dancer receives an opportunity of a lifetime, he knows if he leaves, his brother will turn to a life of crime in the streets of Harlem. The film has won multiple awards including "Best Student Film", playing in over 50 festivals and multiple countries as well as a nominee in the Oscar-qualifying BronzeLens Film Festival.

Producer, Exec Producer: Nate Parker
Starring: Joel Leitch & Dimitri Carter
The Birth of a Nation, BTS & Doc
BTS Producer/Doc Producer/Script Notes/ DVD Extras Producer
Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Coleman Domingo, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Anne Miller and more.

The Sundance winner, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. 

Fate
Writer/Producer/Director
Starring: Robert Hunter, Ryan Mulkay & Caspar Brun

Inspired by true events, on September 28, 2009, Fate Vincent Winslow was approached by a stranger looking for 'two dime bags of weed', he decided to oblige the seemingly minute request, motivated by one thing: hunger. Playing in multiple cities and festivals around the country and showcased for an "artivism" award.

Released 
Director
Starring Gracie Davis & Ananda Palmore

Two girls age out of the foster care system and take very different paths in life, for one, her choice to go at it alone proves to be more detrimental than she could have ever imagined.

  BONES

Exec Producer
Starring: Alex W. Brooks & Billy Mayo

Written & Directed by Wes Brown, a young Arthur Ashe, affectionately known as, "Bones" to his friends is moved from his best high school sport, baseball to play tennis. Unhappy with the change, he is challenged by his new tennis coach, not only to take on the challenge of the sport but to take on the challenge of being one of few blacks if any to play it. The film won "Best Picture" and "Best Actor" at London Shorts Film Festival.

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

2016

Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award WINNER

"The Birth of a Nation"

LONDON SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

2018

BEST FILM

"Bones" the story of Authur Ashe

168 FILM FESTIVAL

2013

WINNER  

"Lu"

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