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Kevin Pickering: Biography

Kevin Pickering is a filmmaker from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Kevin produces independent films, including dramas, documentaries and personal experimental films, experimenting with form and developing his own raw and unique style of filmmaking.

Kevin has built up an impressive catalogue of work, with various screenings and awards along the way. His short films tend to be concerned with the absurdities of the human condition, and share a common purpose; to make the audience think, sometimes in ways they’re not conditioned to.

Kevin was funded by the UK Film Council’s First Light Fund to make his short film Wake Me Up whilst still in High School. In 2011, Kevin was commissioned to make Risk, for the BBC and Open University. Kevin also completed a film degree at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with Honours, in 2013. In 2015, Kevin’s short film Waylay was short listed for The Skinny Short Film Competition. In 2016 Kevin was commissioned to make Close to the Bone, for the Scottish Film Talent Network as part of the New Talent Shorts 2016 scheme. Close to the Bone premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and received a Jury Special Mention. It has since collected several awards and has been licensed by the BBC. Kevin was selected for SFTN’S Shorts2Features Programme in 2017 and EIFF’S Talent Lab in 2018.




2022 - Body Knots – Writer, Director, Producer


2019 - Due – Writer, Director 


2017 - Close to the Bone - Writer, Director ( Jury Special Mention Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection Inverness Film Festival – Official Selection London Short Film Festival – The Scottish Short Film Festival, Winner Best Director, Best Editor, Best Cinematography, Best Music/Soundtrack, Best Actor – Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Nominated for Best Scottish Short – The Queen Palm International Film Festival, Winner Gold Award for Best Editing and Bronze Award for Best Short Film Mystery/Thriller and Best Supporting Actor – Licensed by the BBC 2019)


2015 - Master Wanker - Director, Producer


2015 - Waylay – Writer, Director, Producer (Shortlisted for The Skinny Short Film Competition – Official Selection Edinburgh Short Film Festival – Winner of Best Film (Scottish Non Student) RGU Film Festival 2017)


2014 - Left of Limbo - Writer, Director, Producer 


2013 - Nik Turner Documentary – Director, Producer (Nominated For Best Documentary at The Scottish Short Film Festival 2015 & Fife Independent Film Festival)


2013 - Poppy - Writer, Director, Producer (Winner of Best Costume at Raptor Filmz Festival 2014)


2013 - Nature at Work - Writer, Director, Producer (Edinburgh College of Art Graduation Film)


2012 - Paraphiliac - Writer, Director, Producer


2012 - Wake Up Call - Writer, Director (Winner Best Set Design and Judges 2nd Prize at Raptor Filmz Festival 2015)


2011 - Risk - Writer, Director (Winner in Open University & BBC Creative Climate Short Film Competition)


2010 - Brave Faces - Writer, Director. Producer


2009 - Zebra 111 - Writer, Director, Producer


2002 - Wake Me Up - Writer, Director (First Light Grant)

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