In 2022, Keilan began writing and performing original poetry in Chicago. He developed a rhythmic spoken word style, and shared a slew of intimate long-form poems at live venues, as well as online.
During the first half of the year, Keilan worked on the upcoming novel Skyburn, and launched the miniature book series Pocket Stories. He published various stories ranging across genres, such as Dreamberries, The Sunken Immortal, Blood on the Black Sea, and The Ape Dome.
In July, Keilan ended his filmmaking hiatus with the bizarre horror comedy The Stalker. Next, he created three fantasy films set in Chicago & Milwaukee – After the Onslaughts, Queendom of Magic, and Dragons in Death. To end the year, he released The Wolf Who Cried Boy, a black & white psychological thriller.
Throughout his travels, Keilan resorted to traditional photography as a means of documenting places & moments. He captured creative photos in cities such as Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, New York, and Mérida.
After maintaining a social media content schedule for months, Keilan realized this model did not suit him as a creator. He stepped away from all social platforms (excluding VERO) to invest more time in creating the art he loves.
In 2021, Keilan kickstarted a new wave of DC fan films. The series had 12 installments, and culminated with the feature-length film The Justice League. This marked the end of his fan film era, as he transitioned away from utilizing non-original IP in his work.
Keilan filmed numerous original movies, such as Where Do You Go To Watch The Sunset?, The Best Man, and Rhizome. He also released J, an experimental film which concluded his mystery saga.
Keilan capped his series Adventure Logs, determining that vlogs were no longer his prefered method of documenting travels. He also wrapped his video podcast Keeping It Keilan, but continued releasing video content on social media.
As 2021 came to a close, Keilan began a hiatus from filmmaking to focus on writing stories such as The Elixir and The Man in the Tree. He published the thrilling graphic novel Beach House (with immaculate illustrations by Tuvya Lu), and began drafting his debut science fiction novel Skyburn.
In 2020, Keilan released LEGACY and After I Leave, two additions to his saga of mystery movies. He made the existential film Somewhere Else as an immediate response to the global pandemic.
He then began the one-man talk show Keeping It Keilan, and launched Adventure Logs – a series of GoPro videos documenting his travels. He also self-published his debut poetry book Chasing Dragons: Thoughts of a Young Artist. The collected over a hundred short poems, with various illustrations from artists such as Camille Curtis and Ed Morrissey.
With the help of his creative partner George Mitrev, Keilan produced the innovative feature-length film Write Away. He ended the year with three uniquely strange short films… HEVN, The Antihuman, and A Christmas Kerfuffle.
In 2019, Keilan released a slew of original, fan-made, and client-requested comic books. The whimsical comic series Abandoned Destinies concluded, and was collected into a graphic novel.
Keilan wrapped his 15-episode fan film series The DC Shows: Dark Earth, and released the 6-episode original miniseries Detective Julian.
He continued his stop motion films, and began exploring poetry, photography, and improv comedy.
In 2018, Keilan continued his comic book series Abandoned Destinies, and wrapped his 25-episode horror film saga (shot entirely on iPhone).
He released The Art of Murder, an ambitious feature-length mystery film. And he launched The DC Shows: Dark Earth, a new series of fan films centered on Batman villains.
Keilan also dabbled in stop motion, podcasts, card games, and short stories.
In 2017, Keilan launched his brand KM Productions.
He created Keilan.com to display fan artwork, original horror films (shot on iPhone), and the imaginative comic book series Abandoned Destinies.