& Director of Education
& Executive Director
Red Echo Group was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2002 as a not-for-profit organization, with programs centered around filmmaking and theatre. REG produced the award-winning new play "The Humidity of Fish" at the Stella Adler Theatre in 2002, and then launched their Let's Make a Movie youth filmmaking program in 2004 in Kansas City. Red Echo Group has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Kansas Arts Commission, Hallmark Cards and many other notable foundations.
In 2006 Red Echo Group began supporting other non-profit organizations with its Video Production Services, making short promotional videos for more than 170 organizations. REG clients included NYU Medical Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Salvation Army, The American Heart Association, the PKD Foundation, Big and Brothers Big Sisters. 2007 brought the launch of their Documentary Film Initiative, focused on producing visionary documentarians with their impactful new films. REG continues this work today on their film ELAINE, about one of the bloodiest race related events in the US.
In 2008 REG launched its Diversity Film Program and Youth FilmFestKC! at the Jewish Community Center- a program designed to bring children from different backgrounds together to make films around issues of diversity. 2016 brought a new collaboration with Arkansas based Bold Folks Home who work with senior citizens to tell their stories through video.
Eric Keith is the Founder of Red Echo Group and has served as its Executive Director since 2002. He was President from 2002 to 2005 and again from 2008 to Present. Eric is a filmmaker and entrepreneur whose passion for the arts drove him to create Red Echo Group.
David Huffman joined Red Echo Group in 2005, and was Co-Founder of Red Echo Group in Kansas City, where he has served as Creative Director & Director of Education ever since. David is a screenwriter, director, and filmmaker who is passionate about building up the arts.