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Coy Poitier





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Composer; DJ/Host (Radio); Film Maker; Motivational Speaker; Performer

American Roots; Film; Gospel; R&B

Drums; Keyboards; Piano


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Oct 9, 2018

Coy Poitier


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When a friend of the family produced a feature documentary about black soldiers, Coy was invited to score the music.  Coy was so inspired by the production of the movie that his desire to become a filmmaker was born.  What started as writing music for the film became the catalyst for a proud legacy rediscovered in his award-winning documentary and a whole new life path for Coy.

Coy was born in Cleveland, Tennessee.  His parents soon moved to Leesburg, Florida to pastor a church. 

 Coy learned to play keyboard and drums and sing in church at a young age.  Music became an integral part of his life throughout school, making it only natural for him to become a professional musician.

In 2007 Coy moved to Dallas with his wife and children to assist in his mother’s church as Minister of Music and Christian Education Director.  He enrolled in Cedar Valley Community College in their Commercial Music & Recording Technology program.  While attending college, Coy began working at an Apple retail store.  Over the next four years, his natural abilities with technology, music and media made him an essential member of the Apple team.

Coy changed his education direction to media and film production and enrolled in KD College Film Conservatory in Dallas, Texas where he graduated in 2011 with an Applied Arts Degree in Motion Picture Production.After graduating KD College, Coy became president of a digital-free broadcast TV station in Dallas, Texas and also began producing his award-winning documentary, “Cowboys of Color”.  

In 2014 the film earned Best Short Documentary in the Roxbury International Film Festival, Best Short Documentary and Best Texas Film in the Texas Black Film Festival and was selected as ‘Community Showcase for the Dallas International Film Festival.’  He is also an active voting member of the distinguished Emmys and Grammy® awards.

When Coy isn’t supervising his production company or shooting a commercial video or involved with music at church, or teaching a class on ‘How to Produce a Short Film’, you are likely to find him with this family, hanging out with their horses at the stables.  On rare occasions you may find him with a fishing pole in hand.

After graduating KD College in 2012, Coy became president of a digital-free broadcast TV station in Dallas, Texas and also began producing his award-winning documentary, “Cowboys of Color”.  

He is a graduate of the 2020 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Master Gardener program and a member of the Dallas County Master Gardener Association.

Coy and his wife, Katrina, operates the nonprofit’s one acre urban farm which includes 60 plus fruit trees, a vegetable garden, an aquaponic system, and a 10 x 20 sq ft greenhouse. Also a 20 x 48 sq ft high tunnel will be completed in February. The farm and Pleasant Grove office is utilized to teach students about urban agriculture and growing their own healthy food.

Coy also serves on the Dallas County Historical Commission, the Baylor Scott & White- Resident Advisory Council, and the Dallas County Medical Reserves Corps. 

Coy Poitier

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