Keir Pearson rowed quad sculls at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and at the 1991 World Championships. He had also rowed an eight for the USA at the 1984 World Junior Championships. Pearson rowed in college at Harvard.
After college Pearson became a filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known as the joint screenwriter (with Terry George) for the 2004 film âHotel Rwanda.â For that film, Pearson and George were nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay, as well winning that screenplay awards given by the Irish Film and Television Association, and the Humanitas Awards. The film was also nominated for screenplay awards by BAFTA, the American Screenwriters Association, and the Online Film Television Association. Pearson later wrote the screenplay for the 2013 film âChÃ¡vez,â about American labor leader CÃ©sar ChÃ¡vez, founder of the United Farm Workers.