BIOGRAPHY

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KRIS VON KLEIST

Kris Von Kleist is surfing into their decade long commitment of being an award winning filmmaker, web media creator/producer, video editor, actor & overall story teller.

Originally from the rural Northwestern Ontario town, Ear Falls, Kris has developed a fascination with exploring the depths of human behaviour, perspectives and passions within the endless environments / climates this world has to offer.

Kris established and has grown their filmmaking career by being an active supporting member in the Northwest & Southern Ontario Arts communities, working on independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, live-stream, & T.V show productions.

With over 20 independently produced projects under their experience belt, and being a queer, non-binary, vegan, KVK thrives by consistently growing their skills to help amplify the stories & voices that are changing our world for the better.

Photo by: CLAIRE

FILMOGRAPHY

Director | Cinematographer | Editor 

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HOW WE LIVE ON
2022

Based on the award-winning poem How We Live On, this short film touches upon how someone who has passed on lives in our memory but also how those who grieve continue to live on.

Short Film

Director | Cinematographer | Editor

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STAY TUNED
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WITCH SABERS
TO BE RELEASED

Roommates, Emily and Zack attempt to quench that last thirst of boredom so they decide to play their favorite childhood gaming system. Upon their quest to play their games, Zack and Emily run into some weird obstacles.

Short Film

Co-Director | Editor

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BRAVE ART
2022

Based on the award-winning poem How We Live On, this short film touches upon how someone who has passed on lives in our memory but also how those who grieve continue to live on.

Short Film

Director | Editor

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GIRL BAND
MAY 2020

A contemporary feminist music group holds auditions for a new bandmate, the women are thrown for a loop when an unexpected male auditions.

Short Film

Co-Director | Editor

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THE WISHFUL & LONELY
2020

Introducing Janice & her home for “The Wishful & Lonely”, where she prides her self in the life transformations that occur within the sisters, despite the interesting obstacles. 
 

Fully Improvised Short Film

Director | Cinematographer | Editor

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POOR MAN'S EVIL DEAD
April 2017

When cleaning his late Grandfather's house, Kevin finds an old book...an old friend... and some good old' trouble.

Fully Improvised Film

Co-Director | Cinematographer | Editor

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MIDNIGHT ANIMAL
February 2016

The story follows an unnamed man who receives mysterious cryptic phone messages pertaining to assassinations. With his motives unclear, we follow the man, known only to the public as "The Midnight Animal" as he leaves a trail of blood in his wake.

RATE R - Short Film

Co-Director | Cinematographer | Editor

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#ADDICTED
April 2014

A teenager named Ashlyn attends their first "Cellphone Rehabilitation Addiction Program" meeting. There they retell their past events that they believe lead them to hit rock bottom.

Short Film

Writer | Director | Editor

VIDEODRUNK

FILM FESTIVAL

2017

BEST CANADIAN FILM

In 2017 "Poor Man's Evil Dead" won Best Canadian Film at the Videodrunk Film Festival. 

Video Drunk 2017 

P.G.A's

MAKE YOUR MARK

SHORT COMPETITION

2018

TOP 10 FINALIST "RISE & FALL"

Out of 1800 submissions, "Rise And Fall" was selected as one of the top 10 films made within 51hours, honouring the work of past P.GA. producer, Sydney Pollack.

Make Your Mark Competition

North American Film Awards

2017

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Poor Man's Evil Dead was also honoured with BEST EXPERIMENTAL film from the North American Film Awards.

North American Film Awards