King Hollis (bio)
King’s quirky and
dramatic urban style has steered him to edgy, story-oriented
spots throughout the last 16 years. Before his first break as
a director, King honed his storytelling skills as an editor –
quickly learning how to build a congruous story whether it be a
commercial, narrative, music video, or corporate film.
In 1991, King founded the
Cooperation of Black Filmmakers – a non-profit group designed
to bring reputable filmmakers from around the nation to share their
experiences with up-and-coming filmmakers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
A decade and a half later, CBF has grown to several hundred members and
has spread across Texas. The group continues to use its contacts and
resources to help inspire new African American filmmakers and assist
them in developing and producing their first films.
projects include spots for Blockbuster, AMD, Motorola, PBS, The Ticket,
Texas Lottery and The Merge – as well as the unforgettable
campaigns for the AFI Film Festival-Dallas that he helped create and
produce. Along with his commercial talents, King is also a
successful music video and live concert director; having directed for
the likes of Matchbox 20, The Toadies, and Blue October among
In addition to directing, King is also a prolific producer. One of his recent efforts, "The Accident", won the Brooklyn Film Festival and was a finalist in the Manhattan Film Festival. It was quickly purchased by the Sci-Fi Channel and PBS and is currently airing nationwide. His documentary “Blue October: Argue With A Tree”, was picked up and released by Universal. King is currently in development for his newest feature film, “Lucky Lance Six.”