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Kevin Gordon

Kevin Gordon

Documentary Film and Video


Kevin Gordon spent several years working in public interest law before turning to filmmaking as another tool for social change. He has since worked on productions for PBS and Discovery, most recently as an associate producer and field producer. His first short Tellin’ It Like It Is screened at the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival. He is currently directing several projects, including one about two formerly incarcerated youth and the opportunities and pitfalls of freedom. Kevin is based in San Francisco and is a graduate of Yale University.


“Miss Nancy Besst” Graduate Scholarship, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, 2010

No Wine Left Behind 

hd video
JUNE, 2011
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A group of Iraq War veterans sets out to conquer the wine industry.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film Festival, 2012
Semi-Finalist, Angelus Student Film Awards, 2011
RiverRun International Film Festival, 2013
Beaufort International Film Festival, 2013
Disposable Film Festival, 2013
Prescott Film Festival, 2012
Crossroads Film Festival, 2012
Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival, Croatia, 2012
GI Film Festival, 2012
Sarasota Film Festival, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Slamdance Film Festival 2012
Napa Valley Film Festival, 2011
"Party on the Edge" Cantor Arts Center Screening, Stanford University, 2011

Manufactured Fortunes 

16mm color film
JUNE, 2010
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A factory film about fortunes, cookies and man's eternal quest for meaning.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

NY Children's International Film Festival, 2013
Food & Farm Film Fest, 2013
Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival, 2012
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2012
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2012

Sueña despierto (Dreams Awake) 

hd video
Co-directed by Rebekah Meredith
MARCH, 2010
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A portrait of an immigrant worker who discovers his artistic and political voice in the U.S.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Bronze Medal, Student Academy Award, 2010
Best Mini Doc, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award, Starz Denver Film Festival, 2010
Finalist, Angelus Award, 2010
Honorable Mention, Taos Shortz Film Fest, 2011
Cantor on Screen: Films by Stanford Students, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
Points of View Film Festival, Colby College, 2013
Refuge in Film Festival, London, 2011
Cine de las Americas, 2011
iShorts, Prague, 2011
Aspen Shortsfest, 2011
Durango Independent Film Festival, 2011
International Film Schools Short Films Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2010
STARZ Denver Film Festival, 2010
Telluride Film Festival, 2010
United Nations Association Film Festival, 2010
San Francisco Film Society - Cinema By the Bay, 2010
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente y Video Oaxaca, 2010
Art + Invention Student Works Festival, Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCa), Stanford University, 2010

Tuned In 

16mm black and white film
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Naturally produced radio signals surround us all the time but are invisible to the human ear. This film explores the world of one natural radio enthusiast and his journey to capture these sounds.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Big Sky Award, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Special Jury Mention for Short Documentary, Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2011
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, 2012
SF Green Film Festival, 2012
Sonikas IX Sound Festival, Madrid, 2011
Hot Docs, 2011
Other Cinema, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, 2011
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouve, 2011
Durango Independent Film Festival, 2011
Taos Shortz Film Fest, 2011
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2011
Director’s Choice (3rd Prize), Black Maria Film + Video Festival, 2011
Calgary International Film Festival, 2010
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2010
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2010
STARZ Denver Film Festival, 2010



June 11, 2011

Free and open the public

June 11, 2010

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March 18, 2010

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December 10, 2009

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