Director, Little Minx

Kevin Wilson, Jr. is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker based in New York City. His short film My Nephew Emmett, based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. 

My Nephew Emmett screened at film festivals all over the world including the New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and HollyShorts Film Festival. Kevin won the Gold Medal at the 44th Student Academy Awards, a Directors Guild of America Student Film Award and a BAFTA Student Film Award.   

Breaking into advertising in 2020, Kevin quickly found success being named 2021 AICP/MoMA’s Best New Director, SHOTS Best New Director and winning Four D&AD Pencils. Notably, his “Widen the Screen” received a Silver Cannes Lion and his PSA for States United to Prevent Gun Violence has received many awards including an ANDY and a Gold at Young Directors Award. In 2022 Kevin was named one of 15 Filmmakers Who've Made A Difference by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on a list including Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee, John Singleton and Ava DuVernay. 

Most recently, Kevin’s NETFLIX Original Documentary: UNTOLD: The Rise & Fall of AND1 opened in the Top 5 most watched movies on Netflix. And his McDonald’s "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” spot was covered extensively in the press, including Ad of the Day in The Drum.  

Kevin is a North Carolina native where he studied journalism, got into acting, wrote plays and fell in love with filmmaking. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was honored with the Spike Lee Production Fellowship. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 

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