Dwight Wilson II
Writer, director, and producer Dwight Wilson II is native of Oklahoma City, OK, by way of Atlanta, GA, where he attended Georgia State University as a film major. He later began his film career by establishing his own production company Innervision Filmworks, Inc.
Dwight later relocated to Auckland, New Zealand transitioning into acting. He appeared in films such as, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (Sony, ABC) and Bridge to Terabithia (Disney). In 2007, Dwight shot his first short-film THE RETURN, a suspense- thriller that follows an adolescent girl and her father, a widowed molecular biologist, who after experimenting with DNA reanimates his wife who has been dead for over a year. The film was shot in Auckland, Dwight was supported by a respectful production crew, colleagues of the great filmmaker Peter Jackson. He would make history as the first African-American to write, produce and direct a film in New Zealand. His most recent success came as the Behind-The-Scenes documentary director for Nate Parker’s record breaking Sundance hit, The Birth of a Nation. Dwight captured the enigmatic experience of Nate Parker’s journey from the humble start to the epic finish. His other projects, he has written, produced and directed a short-film titled Thirst; he also produced along side Korstiaan Vandiver to achieve an award-winning short-film LU, starring Nate Parker.
Dwight now resides in Los Angeles, today he focuses on projects that embody faith-based and impactful stories. He desires to give back to the those who lack hope & vision, specifically the youth and impoverished communities, by if nothing else, affording others great opportunities that were not available to him.