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An unforeseen event on the island of Maui leads us into the mystical journey of a boy named Will Smith and his adventurist mother, whose benevolent spirits have impacted thousands of people in the world. Mostly filmed on Hawaii and in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Kelli K. Barnett
  • dp studio.nyc
  • Little Barn Films
  • Darryl Patterson
    Good 'n Screwed
  • Kelli K. Barnett
    Good 'n Screwed
  • Will Smith
    Key Cast
  • Susan Naylor
    Key Cast
  • Archie Kalepa
    Key Cast
  • Rex Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Bryan Lewis
    Key Cast
  • Chelsea Hill
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Women, Documentary, Biography, spirituality, native people
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • WorldFest 2017

    REMI Award
Director Biography - Kelli K. Barnett

Originally from Texas and now based in New York, Kelli has worked and traveled extensively in Southeast Asia. She earned a BFA from the Acting/Film Conservatory at the State University of New York, Purchase. She has acted in numerous independent films such as the award-winning feature, "THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY" with Peter Bogdanovich.

Most recently Kelli directed the pilot comedy series "GOOD 'N SCREWED", starring Joanna Bonaro, Robert Funaro, Armen Garo and Warren Bub.

OFF BROADWAY, she developed and produced "THE LADY SWIMS TODAY" and "HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE" starring Robert Funaro, from "VINYL" and the Emmy winning show "THE SOPRANOS". She has also shot and directed for GoldMark Media and Hall of Fame Jockey, Jorge Velasquez.

Kelli is owner of Little Barn Productions and Little Barn Films, full-service boutique production companies specializing in nurturing clients from the ground up in multifaceted media. Current film projects include: WillHeRun.com, Barn2Buck Docu-Series. Call to Action and PSA’s for: The Will Smith Foundation, The Simunye Project in South Africa, and One Innocent Life.

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Director Statement

WILL DO traces the story of an unforeseen event on the island of Maui that leads us into the mystical journey of a boy named Will Smith and his adventurist mother, whose benevolent spirits have impacted thousands of people in the world.

When I met Will's mom, Susan and heard about all of the people in the world they have touched, I was astonished. She is a mother whose love and courage are palpable. He is a boy far beyond his years in heart and wisdom.

I very quickly knew that learning their story was meant to be and by sharing it, we could inspire others to reflect within themselves the meaning of giving and forgiving as well as ponder their own purpose in life.

Making this documentary has been a fervently personal and creative process. There have been so many inter-connected events and discoveries that have made me question the significance of synchronicity. I also became a mother while in production… so this journey and story have taken on an even more profound meaning for my partner, Cinematographer Darryl Patterson and me. Our hearts have become fuller places.

My hope is that your heart too will expand and you will consider what “will do” means to you in your own life.

With Gratitude--
Kelli K. Barnett