Kevin is a Swiss filmmaker based in New York. He graduated from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) with a BFA in film and is finishing an MFA in Directing at Columbia University. His film mentors include Ramin Bahrani, Eric Mendelsohn and Amos Gitaï.
His award-winning short films have been invited to over 180 film festivals worldwide, including Locarno Film Festival, Max Ophüls Preis, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and Rhode Island Int. Film Fest. In 2019 he was nominated for the IMDb New Filmmakers Award and won the Best Directing Award at Kyiv Film Festival. Chosen as a script reader for the 2020 Sundance Institute's Screenwriters Lab, he is now writing his first feature film. His latest short film "TRUMPET" has been shortlisted for the 2020 BAFTA Student Film Awards, was selected in 9 Oscar-Qualifying film festivals and qualifies for the Swiss Film Awards (Quartz) in 2022.
“It's a sad and beautiful world.” Jim Jarmusch
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