Kevin Wilson, Jr. is an Oscar Nominated and Student Academy Award Winning Filmmaker based in New York City. His short film My Nephew Emmett, a 20 minute short film based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 90th Academy Awards. It 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, a Directors Guild of America Student Film Award and a BAFTA Student Film Award. Wilson is a North Carolina native where he studied journalism, got into acting, wrote stageplays and fell in love with filmmaking. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and in 2017 was honored with the Spike Lee Production Fellowship.
Wilson recently wrapped production on "Untold", an upcoming Netflix Original docuseries tackling some of the greatest stories in sports. His breakout spot "States United", a PSA aimed to prevent gun violence, launched to critical acclaim including AdWeek's "Spot of the Day”, won two Young Director Awards, won the PSA Award at AICP and was shortlisted at Cannes Lions. Wilson's latest brand work "Widen the Screen" for P&G launched an industry wide conversation around diversity and representation in front of and behind the camera. The campaign aired before the 93rd Annual Oscars and most recently won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions Awards as well as a Gold Young Director Award. At the 2021 AICP MOMA Show, Kevin was honored as "Best New Director". Wilson is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.