Kevin Breslin


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Director Kevin Breslin's Academy Award Shortlisted documentary "Living for 32" (2010) is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic gun shooting massacre which occurred on the Virginia Tech campus, April 16th, 2007. The winning combination of Colin's passion, charisma and optimism has commanded the attention of the American public and media since the devastating incident which left 32 dead and 17 injured. In "Living for 32", Colin shares with Mr. Breslin his intimate account of terror he and his classmates endured and the courageous journey of renewal and hope he chose to pursue. Breslin's 2011 festival wining documentary #whilewewatch, the gripping portrait of Occupy Wall Street media can be seen on SnagFilms. Kevin's latest film Blowtorch, starring William Baldwin, Lois Robbins, Kathy Najimy, Armand Assante, Jared Abrahamson and is slated for a 2014 release.
Kevin's first short film, "A Smile Gone, but Where?"(2002) was shown at film festivals throughout the world. It premiered on the Oxygen Network along with Breslin's second short film, "Women of Rockaway"(2002), which won the 2003 Gracie Allen Award for best TV documentary. In 2012 he made a feature “Blowtorch” which will be in movie theater across the world in 2013. Other television credits include Heartbreakers, an Oxygen exclusive television show. Kevin co-created as well as directed and produced a series of PSA's for the "Made in New York" campaign, for which he won a New York City Film and Television Award in 2007. The PSA's featured Will Smith, Debra Messing, Colin Farrell, Danny Devito, Ed Burns, and Rachel Ray.
Other recent works include an "Exclusive XMen3 Confessional" with director Brett Ratner for Mercedes, a featurette for The Boys' and Girls' Club of America featuring President Bill Clinton
Commercials Kevin has directed include the Chevy Silverado "This is Our Country" campaign, PGA, IBM, The Seminole Hard Rock brand, Guinness and the Brady Anti-Gun Campaign. Kevin also directed and co-directed the Sprint campaign featuring Sprint CEO Dan Hesse that was shot throughout New York City, presenting the city in stunning black-and-white cinematography.
Documentaries include "The Other Side of the Street", a story about the life of Jimmy Breslin and newspapers in New York City. Kevin is also filming "New York Vertical" with award acclaimed German photographer Horst Hamann, based on his book of the same title.
Kevin's work as a director has proven that he is as comfortable shooting real people as he is actors. He is currently in pre-production on a feature film, "The Teddy Bear Habit", based on the award-winning children's book and "The Unconquered" a feature length documentary on the journey of The Florida Seminole's.
Kevin's past producing credits include "American Nuclear" for CBS, The motion picture "UHF" with Weird Al.
As a young actor Mr. Breslin appeared in "Pope of Greenwich Village", "Cobra", "Out of Bounds", "Survival of Dana", "Rocky ll" and "Raging Bull". Mr Breslin wrote and directed an Off Broadway play, "Terrible Beauty" with Tatum O'Neal and William Hickey.

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