Striving to bring the under heard and under valued stories to the screen.
Kevin Coleman-Cohen was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He is a director and producer. Kevin studied under directors Bill Duke (Sister Act 2) and Haile Gerima (Sankofa) while an undergraduate student at Howard University. After HU, Kevin graduated from the prestigious American Film Institute earning an M.F.A. in Directing. Kevin strives to tell stories of the unheard and undervalued and bring their stories to a heightened consciousness. In addition to being a filmmaker, Kevin teaches film and is a homeless youth advocate. Kevin spent many years working in street outreach serving at-risk youth who often engage in sex work to survive on the streets in his hometown of St. Louis, MO and in Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. In 2006, Kevin was the winner of the youth worker of the year by the National Network For Youth for his work with street youth. Next, Kevin is polishing a feature script currently titled, Elon Settles which is based on his short film, Pretty Boy. Kevin is also in post-production as a co-producer on the documentary feature film, Catching Bullets, which is about the Black on Black gun violence in St. Louis, MO.
Best Short Film
Osi
Charlotte Black Film Festival
Charlotte
2012
Official Selection
Snapshot
Urbanworld Film Festival
New York
2006
Best Student Film
Snapshot
Hollywood Black Film Festival
Los Angeles
2006
College
American Film Institute
Directing
20032005
College
Howard University
Television and Film
19982001
Birth City
St. Louis, MO
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
St. Louis, MO
Height
6'1
Ethnicity
African American
Eye Color
Brown
I believe in the power of being underestimated.
Striving to bring the under heard and under valued stories to the screen.
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