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 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 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.