William Blackwell Kinney is a filmmaker and photographer based in Boston and the Twin Cities. He has created nearly 40 short films and co-founded the production studio Wildcat Rebellion Studios.
Official Selection
A Light in the Dark
Twin Cities Film Fest
Minneapolis
2021
Official Selection / Best of Show / Best Narrative / Best Director / Best Acting / Best Sound
A Light in the Dark
Intercollegiate Film Festival
Minneapolis
2021
Official Selection / Honorable Mention: Best Sci-Fi
A Light in the Dark
Prague International Film Festival
Prague
2021
Official Selection
Six Feet Apart
All American High School Film Festival
New York City
2020
Official Selection / MWFTV Emerging Filmmaker Nomination / Best-In-Fest Nomination
Six Feet Apart
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2020
Official Selection / Dakota Laden Award for Comedy Nomination / Best-In-Fest Nomination
Time For Oatmeal
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2020
Official Selection / Best Editing Nominee / Best Visual FX Nominee / Best Original Score Nominee
A Light in the Dark
All American High School Film Festival
New York City
2020
Official Selection / Best Narrative / Best Cinematography / Best-In-Fest
A Light in the Dark
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2020
Official Selection / Honorable Mention: Best Sci-Fi
A Light in the Dark
Košice International Film Festival
Košice
2020
Official Selection / Best Sci-Fi Short / Best Young Actor
A Light in the Dark
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection / Best Sci-Fi / Best Sound Design / Best Young Actor
A Light in the Dark
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection / Best Sci-Fi Short Nomination / Best Sound Design Nomination / Best Student Sci-Fi Short / Outstanding Achievement Award (Sound Design)
A Light in the Dark
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection / Best Sci-Fi Short Nomination / Best Production Design Nomination / Best Sound Design Nomination / Best Sound Mixing Nomination / Best Student Sci-Fi Short Award / Best Young Filmmaker (Male) Award / Best Sound Mixing Award
A Light in the Dark
IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection / Best Sound Design Award / Honorable Mention: Best Horror Film
A Light in the Dark
New York Movie Awards
New York City
2020
Official Selection
Real Life Gun Game II: Behind The Scenes
Young Filmmakers' Coalition Video Potluck
St. Paul
2019
Official Selection
Campfire Bay Resort Promotional Film
Duluth Superior Film Festival
Duluth
2019
Official Selection / Best Cinematography / Best Documentary
Campfire Bay Resort Promotional Film
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2019
Official Selection
It's The Story That Matters
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2019
Official Selection
It's The Story That Matters
Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival
Portland
2019
Official Selection / Best Narrative Nomination / Best In Fest Nomination
Cryptic Closet
EDU Film Festival
St. Louis Park
2018
Official Selection
It's The Story That Matters
Juice Media Final Screening
St. Paul
2018
Semi-Finalist
A Light in the Dark
Dumbo Film Festival
New York City
College
Emerson College
Media Arts Production
2020Present
High School
St. Paul Central High School
20162020
Birth City
Seattle, WA
Current City
Boston, MA
Hometown
St. Paul, MN
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
William's first short film was created in 2010 and was a parody of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
"NO! BAD!" — Adam Swanson