The Dunning Man is a feature film based on the title story to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed collection of short stories by its producer, Kevin Fortuna. Based on the momentum of the film and the universally positive critical reaction to the book, it has been reissued by Barnes and Noble and will soon be prominently featured in its 600 stores nationwide.

The film has been featured in 20+ major film festivals (world premiere at Cinequest) and has garnered numerous nominations and awards, including a dozen Best Feature Awards as well as Best Cinematography, Best New Director, Best Editing, Best New Filmmaker, and Best Supporting Actor.

The Dunning Man - Cinequest 2017 Trailer

The actors in Dunning all have careers on the rise: our male lead, James Carpinello, has a recurring role on the hit show Gotham, Dawn-Lyen Gardner has a lead role on Queen Sugar, the audience and critical hit drama series on the Oprah Network. Nicoye Banks is up for a lead role on a Marvel show, and Tom Kemp has a recurring role on House of Cards (Kemp also had major supporting roles in Manchester by the Sea, Café Society, and The Departed).

The movie was shot by Emmy-award winning Director of Photography, Petr Cikhart and edited by the highly accomplished Ian Blume (Chocolat).

Dunning has wowed audiences across the country as well as audiences in France, England and Russia during international screenings. 

The Dunning Man is a quieter gem of a film than you might expect, a character-driven and story focused film with a healthy dose of action and more than a little humor and heart along the way. The film is continuing on the film festival circuit and if you get a chance to check it out you’ll definitely want to do so.
— The Independent Critic

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The Dunning Man has garnered 19 awards, including seven awards for best feature.

  • Monarch Film Festival

  • Accolade Award of Excellence

  • Prince of Prestige Film Award

  • Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival

  • Cinequest Film Festival (WINNER - Best of Cinequest)

  • Unrestricted View Film Festival

  • Sacramento International Film Festival

  • Universe Multicultural Film Festival

  • London Independent Film Festival

  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice (WINNER - Best Cinematography)

  • (4 additional nominations including Best Feature)

  • Garden State Film Festival (WINNER – Home Grown Feature Award)

  • Davis Film Festival

  • White Nights Film Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia)

  • Harlem International Film Festival

  • Rainier Independent Film Festival (WINNER - Best New Director)

  • Hoboken International Film Festival

  • Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

  • Lighthouse International Film Festival

  • International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Madrid

  • SOHO8 - Soho International Film Festival

Kevin is currently at work on his second film, which will be a collaboration  with celebrated actor and director, Kate Maberly.