Kevin Wilson, Jr.

Writer, Producer, Director


Kevin Wilson, Jr.  is an Academy Award Nominated filmmaker and an MFA Candidate in New York University's Graduate Film Program.  Wilson first emerged as a rising talent in 2009 when he directed multiple sold out performances of his debut play "The Emmett Till Story," a brutal depiction of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

Since that time Wilson has directed a number of award winning short films and documentaries.  Wilson's most recent short film "My Nephew Emmett" has been selected to screen at several Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals and in the Fall of 2017, won the GOLD MEDAL at the 44th Student Academy Awards in the Narrative Domestic Category.  That same year, "My Nephew Emmett" won the Director's Guild of America Student Film Award and was selected to screen at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 55th New York Film Festival.

Wilson is currently in development for his first feature film which is scheduled to go into production in the Summer of 2018.


WINNER - Gold Medal - 44th Student Academy Awards

WINNER - DGA Student Film Award

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 55th New York Film Festival ("My Nephew Emmett")

WINNER - Saatchi & Saatchi 'Nothing is Impossible Achievement in Film Award'

AUDIENCE AWARD - DC Shorts Film Festival ("My Nephew Emmett")

WINNER - Best Director - 15th HollyShorts Film Festival

WINNER - Best Student Short - Woodstock Film Festival

2017 - New York Film Festival Artist Academy

2017 Spike Lee Production Fellowship Recipient

2017 Ang Lee Scholarship Recipient

2017 BAFTA HBO Scholarship Recipient

Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship





New York University - Tisch School of the Arts, M.F.A. - Film Production

North Carolina A&T State University, B.S. - Journalism