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Writer/Director, Welcome to Academia (2008). Comedy starring James Le Gros (Living in Oblivion), Callie
Thorne (“Rescue Me”), Dan Bakkedahl (“The Daily Show”), Laila Robbins (“In Treatment”), Matt Servitto (“The
Sopranos”), Jess Weixler (Teeth). MAP Productions, $6.4 mil. budget. Presently reviewing distribution
options. Official site: http://www.welcometoacademia.com/
Writer/Director, Screen Door Jesus (2005). Multi-character drama/comedy. FCP Productions, $3 mil.
budget. Winner Best Directing, Cinematography, and Score 2003 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Released theatrically in 15 markets. Reviewed in Variety, LA Times, Austin Chronicle, Rotten Tomatoes,
and many others. Available on DVD from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Netflix, and other outlets.
Trailer link: http://www.vimeo.com/2497933
-“A slyly observed slice of Americana.”
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Screenwriter, with Samuel Sloves, The Transformation, Drama. Selected for the 2009 Hamptons Writer’s
Lab; developed there with Michael Cunningham of The Hours and James Vanderbilt of Zodiac, Wolverine
and Spider Man 4. Online link: http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/special-programs/screenwriters-lab/
Screenwriter, with Devin Crowley, Gary, Son of God , Comedy. Finalist in numerous screenwriting
festivals. Presently being optioned by Tracee Stanley at Inferno Entertainment.
Editor, “An Act of Fairness” (2008; 6 min) for Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the MDA/ALS Foundation, and
Friends of Claire.
Screenwriter, Development Consultant, Paradox Smoke Productions 2005-2007. Developed scripts from
inception to final draft, including the dramas I Will Kill You and The High & Mighty.
Distribution Consultant, FCP Productions 2003-2005. Developed and implemented promotional strategies
and materials for the release of Screen Door Jesus, creating the trailer, poster, and online marketing
campaign. Designed festival strategies and traveled with the film to dozens of film festivals and theatrical
Freelance Writer/Director/Editor, New York City 1998-2001 – Industrial film and video for such clients as
AT&T, Foote, Cone & Belding, Lexis-Nexis, and Goldman Sachs, with budgets ranging from $10K-$250K.
Writer/Director/Editor, Prisoner of the Shallow End (2000; 30min). Dark comedy. Script published in The
Dirty Goat literary magazine in 2001.
Co-writer, Co-star, Assistant Director, Additional Photography, Additional Editing, Show Me the Aliens!
(2000; 79 min) Comedy. Best Screenplay and Best Marketing at No Dance Film Festival. Screened at Gen-
Art Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives. Reviewed in Variety, Film Threat, and Hollywood.com.
Founding member, writer, performer, Tunnelvision, 1995-1999. Groundbreaking scripted sketch comedy
troupe. Performed at such venues as Stand Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club and a recurring run at
Caroline’s Comedy Club, with such comedic talents as Caroline Rhea, Dave Chappelle, and Jim Gaffigan.
Repped for television by William Morris; Pitched variety shows and scripted half hour comedies to HBO,
Buena Vista, and others; Competed with Upright Citizens Brigade for slot on Comedy Central.
CURRICULUM VITAE – KIRK DAVIS 2
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer – Redemption (1996; 24 min) Drama. Screened at Columbia Film Festival
Screenwriter of Prisoner of the Shallow End (Feature Comedy); Nocturnus (Feature Sci-Fi); King of Infinite
Space (Feature Drama).
Line Producer (shorts): “But Enough About Me,” Writer/Director M. George Stevenson (2000); “Gravity,”
Writer/Director Michael A. Unger (1999); “Desire,” Writer/Director Michael A. Unger (1997). Shot in NYC
with budgets ranging from $25K – $75K.
Active Member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2002. Well versed in short form, web, industrial,
and feature-length. Experienced with all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production, from
ultra low budget two-person crews to large budgets and full union film crews.
Shot on Arri D-20 HD 24p (4:4:4 CMOS) & Sony Cinealta HD 24p, 35MM, 16MM.
Edited with Avid Media Xpress and Media Composer. Expertise with Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro and
Steenbeck flatbed editing 16mm/35mm. Familiar with all broadcast video formats from 3/4” to HD.
Mixed with Pro Tools and Analog Board.
Color Corrected with DaVinci and Quantel iQ; FX with Flame.
Basic and Advanced Feature Filmmaking Techniques
August 2007; August 2008 (continuing in 09)
Devin Crowley, Coordinator.
University-level film program that visits New York City each summer, Open Studio is dedicated to
expanding professional filmmaking skills in the Netherlands. Some of my colleagues are David Sterritt of
the National Society of Film Critics, and Columbia Professor Lenore DeKoven.
Teaching Assistant - American Film History
Prof. Annette Insdorf, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1997
Graded essays and led discussion groups of undergraduate students in the survey of film history .
MFA, Film Direction, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2000.
Studied with Ralph Rosenblum (Annie Hall), Tom Kalin (Swoon, Savage Grace), Sam Pollard (American
Masters, Eyes on the Prize), Annette Insdorf (Double Lives, Second Chances) and others.
B.A. in English, Creative Writing, Cum Laude, 1991
Studied Fiction writing with Justin Cronin among others.
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