Kevin Nkem Nwankwor (KNN) has had a passion for film throughout his life. Born in Issele-Uku Nigeria, he has made persistent steps toward his dream of becoming an accomplished filmmaker, first writing plays for the children and adult ministries of his local church, while leading its drama group.
While he studied Project Management and ultimately earned a
Bachelor of Science degree from the Federal University of Technology (2000), the passion still burned brightly to make films and provide entertainment. While in college, he formed its first Christian drama troupe, The Heavenly Theater (also known as The Thevites), and wrote and directed such plays as “In The Den of Agbalakwem” I and II (1996) and “Ashes of Regret” (1998). Kevin also toured with his troupe around universities throughout the East of Nigeria.
Before graduation, he went on to star in Nollywood movies “Enemies” (1997) and “Heartless” (1997) with veteran actors Kanayo O Kanayo, Saint Obi and Eucharia Anunobi. He also created and produced live comedy show “Comedy Half Hour,” hosted on NTA Channel 5 Abuja.
In 2008, after relocating to Atlanta, Kevin earned an MBA degree in Marketing (2010). This was the next step toward his dream of becoming a well-rounded filmmaker. Two years later, he obtained a Masters of Fine Art in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Today, that experience has led to the successful production a number of film works that showcase his faith with stories that move the soul. Kevin served as writer, producer and director for shorts films “Enemy Within” (2012) and “A Mother’s Love” (2012). The latter-based on a true-life event-was an official selection at Georgia’s Gwinnet Film Festival (July 2013) and Spain’s Marbella Film Festival (October 2013). He is currently working on the motion picture feature “Tempting Fate” (Summer 2014).
In addition, Kevin is CEO of faith-based entertainment company KevStel Group LLC, in Atlanta, where he resides with his wife Unoma, and their two children. The company’s mission is to provide quality content based on faith, hope and love through visuals and print.
He has worked as First Assistant Director on movies featuring Vivica A. Fox, Lynn Whitfield Eric Roberts ,Paul Cambel, and many other Hollywood Actors . He has also worked with the following African Actors Chris Ato, AY , Nse Ikpe-Etim, Funke Akindele and many others. He completed his first Feature film Tempting Fate that got a Theatrical release and was number 5 on the highest grossed movie in Nigeria for 2015. The Movie has Ramsey Noah as the Nollywood Star and Dan Davies from Hollywood. The movie also got 2 nominations at the Pan African Film Festivals and USA Indie Film Festival.