Frederick Keeve
brings his expertise of film and filmmaking to his production company and several exciting projects in which he is alternately producer, writer, director, actor and composer. Growing up in Santa Monica, California, Frederick and his brother, director Douglas Keeve ( Unzipped ), were making super-8 movies when they were still in elementary school. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in music composition, Mr. Keeve participated in all phases of film production. Mr. Keeve also studied acting intensively with well-known teachers in the Los Angeles area for many years. This led to roles in several feature films and television shows in the United States and Europe.

It was at this time, Mr. Keeve, evaluating his strengths in not only acting, but in other areas of the entertainment business, turned his talents to writing, directing and producing a documentary about a school in South Central Los Angeles--Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center. The film starred actor William Allen Young ( A Soldier's Story , Serving in Silence ) and aired repeatedly on many local cable stations. In 1995, Mr. Keeve wrote, directed and produced a gala benefit for his acting teacher, George Shdanoff, in honor of his 90th birthday. The event took place at the Argyle Hotel and was attended by many celebrities from around the world, including Patricia Neal, Robert Stack, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sharon Gless and Barbara Bain. This was the beginning of a seven-year journey which culminated in Mr. Keeve producing, directing, writing, and composing the musical score for the feature film documentary entitled From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff , narrated by Gregory Peck. The film was a finalist at the 3rd Hollywood Film Festival, and features not only Shdanoff and the late Michael Chekhov, but a galaxy of Hollywood's legendary stars such as Anthony Quinn, Patricia Neal, Jack Palance, Robert Stack, Leslie Caron, Beatrice Straight, Ford Rainey, Lloyd Bridges, Craig Sheffer and others. Many other stars are also featured through film clips including: Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jennifer Jones, Tyrone Power, Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, among others.

Mr. Keeve has participated in various feature film projects, both as writer and producer. He worked closely with Sid Ganis' Out of the Blue Entertainment on a feature film project entitled Love City. Ganis' company, allied with Sony/Columbia, has produced many of Adam Sandler's hit comedies such as Big Daddy . Mr. Keeve's current projects include his own original screenplays: a high-concept teenage horror-comedy film, Vine , a metaphysical love story, Letters from Heaven , and a family drama, Designated Caretaker. Mr. Keeve recently produced the feature film Florida City, collaborates with talented, bestselling writers, optioning and developing projects for film and television.

Frederick Keeve has hired, collaborated or worked with the following producers, directors and actors: Francis Coppola, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance, Leslie Caron, Robert Stack, Patricia Neal, Sharon Gless, Lloyd Bridges, Gene Kelly, Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Lindsay Wagner, Brook Shields, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Craig Sheffer, Jeff Corey, Vincent Sherman, William Allen Young, soloists from the American Ballet Theatre, and many others. His film From Russia to Hollywood opened the American Film Institute's Summer Film Festival (2003) and was a finalist in the Hollywood Film Festival, chosen to be HFF's closing film at the Paramount Theatre. From Russia to Hollywood was also a featured film at the London Film Festival, presented by Leslie Caron, who honored Mr. Keeve with his accomplishment in making this film. From Russia to Hollywood has been featured in film festivals around the world

Mr. Keeve has optioned and developed screenplays in conjunction with bestselling writers such as Edgar winner T. Jefferson Parker and Pulitzer-nominated Bill Granger. Samuel Goldwyn Films has given Mr. Keeve a letter of distribution for the original screenplay Mundo Chico , and he has submitted material to many notable production companies including: Kennedy/Marshall, Beacon Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment, Section 8, Intermedia, New Line Cinema, Leading Pictures, Bedford Falls and many others. Mr. Keeve has worked as director and actor in both France and Spain, graced the pages of GQ, played the role of Tim Bates in Days of Our Lives , worked with designers Rodier and Ungaro, and directed film crews in the United States and Europe. He has had the honor of directing Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Lloyd Bridges, Beatrice Straight and Robert Stack in their last film appearances. Mr. Keeve has a degree from UCLA in music, and two Master's Degrees--one in psychology and the other in business. He has four children of whom he is very proud.