Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Schreck is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and film educator currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.
Kevin was the recipient of both the Jerome Hill Award for Exceptional Work in the Documentary Tradition and the recipient of the Award for Contribution to the Film and Electronic Arts Department of Bard College in 2011.
His first major feature-length documentary, Persistence of Vision, was about the journey of master animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and his 30-year quest to create his ultimately ill-fated magnum opus, The Thief and the Cobbler. Persistence of Vision screened at over 70 international film festivals and other venues on five continents to virtually universal acclaim, and became the first film to win both of the top prizes at the 2013 Buffalo International Film Festival: the Audience Award for Best of Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Persistence of Vision can be purchased on DVD or rented on Vimeo.
Kevin's second film, Tangent Realms: The Worlds of C.M. Kösemen, is a feature-length documentary about the art and personal evolution of a Turkish visual artist, C.M. "Memo" Kösemen.
He is currently in production on his third major project, Enongo, a documentary-animated hybrid and portrait of a young rapper/producer/Ph.D. candidate, Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, better known by her stage persona, Sammus. Enongo is currently raising funds on Indiegogo. The film will be the first feature-length film with an animation team comprised entirely of Black women animators.
Kevin's next film is a currently-untitled documentary about a scientific research expedition to Antarctica. Filming begins on location in the Southern Ocean in mid-2023.