OVERVIEW GK Reid is an award-winning producer of iconic works that move millions to action, described as “A Renaissance man” by Soma Magazine, for his multifaceted collaborative approach across film, fashion design, marketing, music and social justice advocacy, resulting in numerous awards and museum exhibitions worldwide.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS Films GK has produced have won 25 awards including 2 Gold Lions at Cannes Festival of Creativity, Best Picture and Best Visual Effects at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and Best Film at CNN’s Expose film awards. His work has been featured at the Lincoln Center NY, the Center Georges Pompidou Paris, The V&A London, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the Fashion Institute, The Rubin Museum of Art, in the Daphne Guinness exhibition in the windows of Barney's New York, SHOWstudio London, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and The Australian Museum of the Moving Image. He is invited to speak at prestigious institutions such as Princeton University, Parsons New School Mumbai, and the New York Film Academy.
COLLABORATIONS GK is trusted by A-list artists for their most important film, fashion and social impact projects. His collaborations include Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, Channing Tatum, Kanye West, Prince and David Bowie; directors / artists Michael Haussman, James Mangold, and Floria Sigismondi, KAWS, Richard Phillips; and writers Haruki Murakami and Neil Gaiman.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUALITY GK works passionately on numerous campaigns for social justice and equality. Among these, his Digital Death against AIDS in Africa, starring Kim Kardashian, Usher, Serena Williams, Jaden and Willow Smith in coffins, raised enormous press and over a million dollars in under a week for AIDS in Africa. He produced Girl Rising India for girls' empowerment, starring Freida Pinto, Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt. His Girl Epidemic against trafficking of girls in Asia, won the Best Film Award at CNN's Expose awards, presented by Quincy Jones. GK is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of SDG ICONS, a global campaign at the United Nations to generate effective awareness, massive action and exponential impact, driven by the Sustainable Development Goals to inspire, engage, and transform a billion lives by 2030.
BACKGROUND Raised between an artist's community in New Mexico, with a mother who is a Native American healer, and learning sword-fighting and serving food to thousands daily in Amritsar in India, followed by London’s club culture, GK excels at building community and positivity through creative collaborations across the world. A meeting on the tarmac of Heathrow with Isabella Blow inspired GK’s creative explorations, and his first commissions by David Bowie and Iman launched his powerful artist collaborations.
CLIENTS GK has produced and creative directed the branding and campaigns for Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Barney’s, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal Paris, Lancome, Shiseido, Pantene, Volvo, Jaguar, Pepsi, Verizon and Nike.
PRESS GK's work is published in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, London Sunday Times, People, Time, GQ, WWD, Muse, Tatler, The Independent, The Guardian, In Style, VICE and the New York Times Magazine.