Pitch Evan Ari Kelman (Saturday, June 16th 2018)

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Pitch Evan Ari Kelman

Evan Specializes in Thriller, Crime or Mystery Features Scripts between $1-$3MM. Similar movies might include SE7EN, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, WIND RIVER, UNBREAKABLE, GREEN ROOM, or BLUE RUIN.


WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, written & directed by Evan Eri Kelman


Evan Ari Kelman is a New York City filmmaker with a passion for creating emotionally powerful experiences for audiences. His NYU thesis film, Bandito, held its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and was awarded the NYU Wasserman Award for Best Directing. He returned to Tribeca in 2016 with One Good Pitch, which he co-wrote and produced. In the summer of 2016, his company Lioneyes Pictures was named an Artist of Choice and awarded a production grant. His latest short film, Where There's Smoke is his third consecutive film at Tribeca as a co-writer/producer and second film as a director. Where There's Smoke recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Live Action Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival, and now qualifies for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Evan is the producer on the upcoming Homing In, which is currently in post-production, and stars Francesca Root-Dodson and Tom Martin of "Gotham" fame, led by writer/director Parker Hill in his fourth team up with Evan. Through his short film successes, Evan has connected with a team of producers with funding in place for his first feature film. He is currently on the hunt for the perfect script to develop.


Commercially, Kelman has directed content for a multitude of brands including Foot Locker, Converse, Uber, Chevrolet, Gillette, and Coppertone. His award winning commercial, The Push for Foot Locker, marked his national television debut as a director in 2015.


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