BIOGRAPHY

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KRIS VON KLEIST

Kris Von Kleist is a queer, non-binary, vegan, award winning filmmaker, creative producer, director of photography, video editor, actor & overall story teller.

Originally from the rural Northwestern Ontario town, Ear Falls,
 KVK has grown to establish their filmmaking career by being an active supporting member in the Northwest & Southern Ontario Arts communities. Their experience ranges from independent features, shorts, music videos, commercials, live-stream, & T.V show productions and more.

Photo by: CLAIRE

C.V. / RESUME

MISSION STATEMENT

With over 20 independently produced projects under their belt, Kris Von Kleist thrives by consistently growing their skills to help amplify the stories & voices that are changing our world for the better.

KVK loves to work in a collaborative, team setting to reach a common goal and have a few good laughs along the way.

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Photo by: CLAIRE

POST-Production:

KVK is an experienced video editor, editing a variety of formats & projects over the last 10 years. The variety of formats / projects include: 

  • Multi-camera interview / segments

  • Narrative based with sound design

  • Documentary

  • Improvised - highlight / recap videos

  • Social media content / videos / reels

  • Sound editing

Editing Sotfware Proficiencies:

  • Final Cut Pro X

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Adobe Suites ( Premiere)

Production:

Camera Eco-System & Operation

Proficiencies:

  • Canon

  • Sony

  • Blackmagic Design

  • Panasonic

  • Red Digital Cameras

  • Arri

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PRODUCTION:

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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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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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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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#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

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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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BRAVE ART
2018

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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THE GUILT FREE ZONE 
SEASON 3
February 2016

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.

T.V SERIES

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

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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

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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

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A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
2012 Production

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/

Feature Documentary

Production Assistant

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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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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#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

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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

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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

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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

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  • White LinkedIn Icon
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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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#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

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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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BRAVE ART
2018

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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THE GUILT FREE ZONE 
SEASON 3
February 2016

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.

T.V SERIES

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

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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

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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

A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
2012 Production

Director | Cinematographer | Editor 

HOW WE LIVE ON
2022
TO BE RELEASED
April 2014 
THE WISHFUL & LONELY
2020
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

brave art vertical -poster.jpg
2018

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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#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

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February 2016

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.

T.V SERIES

Co-Director | Cinematographer | Editor

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#ADDICTED
April 2014 
#ADDICTED
April 2014 
#ADDICTED
April 2014 
#ADDICTED
April 2014 
#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

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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

A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
2012 Production

FILMOGRAPHY

Director | Director of Photography | Editor | Crew Member

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HOW WE LIVE ON
FESTIVAL CIRCUIT 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. Learn more here.

Short Film - Drama

Director, DP, Cinematographer, Editor

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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 - Dark Comedy 

Co-Director | Editor

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PART OF ME
2022

Artist musician, G.PRETTY performs the original track "Part of Me"- watch here.

Music Video - G.PRETTY

Director, DP, Cinematographer, Editor

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BETTER AT TEXTING
Directed by Mary Galloway
2022

When a radical, Indigenous, feminist, and a devout, Black, Mormon are paired up on a school assignment they exchange contact information and reluctantly begin chatting via text. Though they are not compatible on paper, and IRL, they soon discover they are better at texting.

 

Short Film

1st Camera Assistant

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PAST DUE 
Music Video by Ethan Maac
2021

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

Music Video - Action

Writer, Director, DP, Cinematographer, 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 - Comedy

Co-Director, DP, Editor

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BRAVE ART
2018

“Brave Art” sheds light on Karin, a retired elementary school teacher, who grew up with a common mentality of having to be born with a skill in order to pursue it.

Micro Documentary

Director, Editor

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POOR MAN'S EVIL DEAD
2017

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

Short Film - Dark Comedy, Experimental

Co-Director, Cinematographer, Editor

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MIDNIGHT ANIMAL
2016

Short fan film based off of the game, Hotline Miami.

*Warning* This content is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers* Contains blood. 

Midnight Animal follows the violent story of an unnamed hit man with a troubled past. 

Short Film - Action Gore

Cinematographer, Editor

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THE MALTESE GUINEA PIG
2014 Production

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.

Short Film - Family Comedy

1st Assistant Camera

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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

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WHEN I LOVE YOU
2022

A woman preparing a dinner, awaiting the return of her love.

Music Video - Dayna Manning

Director, DP, Cinematographer, Editor

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I WANT MY LIFE BACK
2021

A Get Back Big Man/York Lane Art Collective production - Song by Dan Stacey WATCH HERE

Music Video - Experimental 

Cinematographer, Digital Packaging

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THE SOCIALLY DISTANCED DINNER
MAY 2020

Brad & Susie, a married couple fresh out of a 7 month quarantine with their kids, go to their first dinner party during the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Fully Improvised Short Film

Co-Director | Cinematographer | 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. 
 

Short Film - Mockumentary

Director, Cinematographer

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THE GUILT FREE ZONE 
SEASON 3
2017 Production

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.

T.V Series - Comedy Variety

Locations Manager

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THE GUILT FREE ZONE 
SEASON 2
2016 Production

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.

T.V Series - Comedy Variety

Locations Manager

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FIRE SONG
2015

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.

Feature Film - Drama

Locations Manager

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THE PINEVILLE HEIST
2014 Production

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.

Feature Film 

Art Director

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A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
2012 Production

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/

Feature Documentary

Production Assistant

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