Kevin Wilson, Jr. is an Oscar Nominated and Student Academy
Award Winning Filmmaker based in New York City. His short
films have screened at film festivals all over the world including
the New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and
HollyShorts Film Festival. Wilson won the Gold Medal at the 44th Student Academy Awards for his short film My Nephew Emmett, a 20 minute short film based on the true story of the 1955 murder of
Emmett Till. Months later, My Nephew Emmett was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. My Nephew Emmett also won Wilson a Directors Guild of America Student Film Award and a BAFTA Student Film Award.
Wilson is a North Carolina native and received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied journalism, got into acting, wrote stageplays and fell in love with filmmaking. In February of 2020, Wilson wrapped production on an Untitled Netflix Original Documentary Series which is scheduled to be released this winter. He is currently in development for his debut feature film. Wilson is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.