Local Filmmaker Achieves Life Goal

Local Filmmaker Achieves Life Goal

October 14th, 2014

Luzerne County native Kevin Davis-Whitt wanted to make a movie – not for cash, fame or glory, but to prove to himself he could do it.

When he was young, Davis-Whitt, now 43, was told to find a job with a guaranteed paycheck – specifically, not film making. Davis-Whitt just finished producing his first film, “Man in a Box,” this summer.

Davis-Whitt is a nurse from Taylor. He grew up in Wilkes-Barre and graduated from Wilkes-Barre’s Meyers High School.

His past is riddled with turmoil. He was caught selling drugs in 1990 and did six months in county jail. In 2008, he was diagnosed with colon cancer, from which he recovered. He wanted to make a movie that drew on his past and provides hope for others.

“I was pulling from reality, from my life,” Davis-Whitt said. “Alcoholism, drugs, these were all things I was exposed to.”

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