FILM C.V.

Kris von Kleist is in their 7th year of working in the film industry, specializing in Directing, D.O.P / Cinematography, Editing & overall film-making.

Kleist established and has grown their filmmaking career by being an active supporting member in the Southern Ontario Arts community, working on independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, live-stream, & T.V show productions. Kleist thrives by consistently growing their skills to help amplify the stories & voices that are changing our world for the better.

Education

Graduated with an Honors Ontario College Diploma - Confederation College, Thunder Bay, ON - FILM PRODUCTION PROGRAM - 2014 - Thesis Film: #Addicted

Production Proficiencies:

Post-Production Proficiencies:

- ARRI

- RED

- BLACK MAGIC

- SONY
- PANASONIC

- CANON

- FINAL CUT PRO X

- ADOBE SUITES

- DAVINCI RESOLVE

FILM WORK:

PAST DUE
(2021)

MUSIC VIDEO - WRITER, DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR, COLOUR - Shot on a RED SCARLET - X

By ETHAN MAAC, an uncover agent looking for a way out for a better future, if only he wasn't such an asset.

Watch here.

The Socially Distanced Dinner
(2020)

SHORT FILM - DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR - Shot on a PANASONIC GH5
The Socially Distance Dinner brings Brad & Susie, a married couple fresh out of a 7 month quarantine with their kids, to their first dinner party during the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Watch here.

The Wishful & Lonely
(2020)

IMPROVISED SHORT FILM - DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR - Shot on a PANASONIC GH5
Introducing Janice & her home for “The Wishful & Lonely”, where she prides her self in the transformations that occur within these walls, and her sisters, despite the interesting obstacles.

Watch here.

SUMMER ROAD TRIP
(2019)

MUSIC VIDEO - WRITER, DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR - Shot on a PANASONIC GH5
Music video by Eva performing Summer Road Trip ft. Nat Saturn & Nathan McKay.

Watch here.

“Rise and Fall”
(2018)

PGA's MAKE YOUR MARK 51 HOUR SHORT COMPETITION - WRITER, DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR

Shot on a BLACK MAGIC URSA MINI 4.6K

 Produced by Zack Bryson, Kristine Kleist, and Danny Samman 2018 Producers Guild Make Your Mark Weekend Shorts Competition Finalist.

Watch here.

GIRL BAND
(2018)

SHORT FILM - DIRECTOR, EDITOR - Shot on a BLACK MAGIC URSA MINI 4.6K
A comedic short film about an all-female (and excessively-modern) band looking for a new guitarist.

Watch here.

“Poor Man’s Evil Dead”
(2017)

IMPROVISED  SHORT FILM - DIRECTOR, D.O.P., EDITOR - Shot on a NIKON D750

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

The Guilt Free Zone

Season 3

2017

T.V Series - LOCATION MANAGER / FIRST AID
Guilt Free Zone Season 3 is a comedy, variety and performance series featuring two time Juno award winning musician Derek Miller. Learn more here or watch on APTN LUMI.

The Guilt Free Zone

Season 2

2016

T.V Series - LOCATION MANAGER / FIRST AID

Guilt Free Zone Season 2 is a comedy, variety and performance series featuring two time Juno award winning musician Derek Miller. Learn more here or watch on APTN LUMI.

FIRE SONG
2015

FEATURE - LOCATION MANAGER - FIRST AID

Shane, a gay Anishnabe teenager living in Northern Ontario, struggles to support his family after his sister commits suicide. If he fails, he will be forced to choose between keeping the family home or saving his future. Learn more.

The Maltese Guinea Pig
2015

SHORT FILM - 1st ASSISTANT CAMERA - Shot on a BLACK MAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA

With only days before Summer vacation, 12 year old Samuel Stapleton finds himself in a fourth grade mystery as he searches for the missing class pet before time runs out. Learn more here.

The Pineville Heist
(2014)

FEATURE - ART DIRECTOR - Shot on a ARRI ALEXA CLASSIC

A high school teen stumbles into the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong and finds himself locked inside his school trying to keep himself and his teacher alive as one of the psychotic robbers hunts them down. Watch Here on Amazon Prime.

A Rock and a Hard Place
(2012)

FEATURE - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

A Rock and a Hard Place is a portrait of Red Lake, a small Northwestern Ontario community built atop one of the world’s richest underground gold mines. https://www.arockandahardplace.ca/