Coming Thru the Door of No Return

J Kevin Swain Director

Emmy and Grammy nominated director J. Kevin Swain is one of the most versatile Producer/Directors in music related content, concert films, and television production.  Over his almost twenty (20) years in the entertainment business, Swain has produced projects with some of the biggest names in the industry.  Past clients include  Sean “Diddy” Combs REVOLT, AEG-TV, AXS TV, Allstate Insurance, Nokia, Lexus, LVMH, BET, Centric, YouTube, MTV (NY, Africa & Brazil),LVMH, Nigerian Breweries., TV-One, MySpace, Eagle Rock Productions, Paramount Studios, Bravo, HBO, Oxygen Network, Sony, Interscope Records, Warner Brothers Records, Universal Records, Island-Def Jam, Columbia Records, Aftermath Records, McDonalds, Rush Communications and Pepsi-Cola Company, among others.  After three years as Senior Producer at MTV, Swain left to form his own production company, Nature Boy Productions.

Swain recently completed directing Two-Time Grammy winner, The Robert Glasper Experiment “Of Dreams To Come,” a tour film shot in Istanbul, Shanghai, Paris, London, Tokyo, Brussels, New York and Los Angeles. Production has also begun on Internationally acclaimed vocalist Gregory Porter’s tour film with Swain as Producer and Director.

He is currently producing the gospel music special ,“The King’s Men” as well as a feature length documentary on Brazilian music and culture. His recent Directing credits include Grammy Award Winning Artists FUN, Robert Glasper, Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, John Legend, and ‘the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’, Mary J. Blige.  Swain was one of the directors of the wildly successful series, “Being Bobby Brown” for Bravo.

J. Kevin Swain is credited with effectively handling big productions with creativity and efficiency.

He has garnered an impressive list of awards and production credits, across many genres of music, television, and film.  Along the way, he has garnered awards and nominations for his work.


We're honored to have J. Kevin Swain as the director on this project and are extremely confident with him behind the lens.