Gerald K. Barclay (Writer/Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor)
Gerald K. Barclay, professionally known as Gee-Bee, is a director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor. His story begins after fleeing the devastating civil war in his native Liberia. He settled in New York City and graduated with a Communications degree from City University of New York. He gained early filmmaking experience on Abel Ferrara’s “King Of New York”, Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” before enrolling into a mentorship under Emmy Award winning filmmaker Tony Lover at Liberty Studios. He then formed his own production company Gee-Bee Productions and went on to helmed hundreds of music videos for artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Master P., Snoop Dogg, Bounty Killa, Mystikal, Pig Pun, Ill & Al Skratch and The Gap Band.Always one to reinvent himself, he sought new challenges, his first feature film, BLOODY STREETZ, a gritty urban thriller won critical praise and a Vision Award at the 2002 Pan African Film Festival and was released through Artisan Home Entertainment.
In 2001, Gee-Bee returned to his African roots and produced & directed a visionary and critically acclaimed feature length documentary, “LIBERIA: THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE”, A touching and powerfully emotional documentary on the tragic aftermath of the Liberian civil war. Next was “Wu: the Story Of The Wu-tang Clan”, a thirteen-year intimate portrayal of the Wu-Tang Clan chronicling the rise and fall of one of hip-hop’s most notorious groups which was released through the BET Networks and Paramount Pictures.
His more recent works include the Award Wining short film entitled; "The Bully" as well as "You Only Live Once", a reality based tv show. There is also “Bulletproof Soul” and "Island Mentality" that are two feature films in the works. For more information and samples please visit: https://vimeo.com/119817690