UGFTV Alum ('15) Evan Ari Kelman on The Black List

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022

Evan Ari Kelman
Evan Ari Kelman

Congratulations to Evan Ari Kelman whose script, BARRON'S COVE, was listed on the 2021 Black List.

Evan Ari Kelman graduated NYU Tisch in 2015, the same year his Narrative Workshop film BANDITO premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded the Wasserman Award for Directing at NYU. He returned to Tribeca again as co-writer/producer of another NYU thesis ONE GOOD PITCH.  Kelman's feature screenplay, WITH THESE EYES, about his father's invention of modern cataract surgery, was awarded a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Writing Award. His latest short film WHERE THERE'S SMOKE held its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017, marking a third consecutive return as a writer/producer, and second as a director. WHERE THERE'S SMOKE won the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film (Live Action) at the Edmonton International Film Festival, and qualified for the 2019 Academy Awards. BARRON'S COVE is slated to be Kelman’s feature directorial debut, produced by Mandalay Pictures.

When his young son is viciously murdered by a classmate, a grieving father with a history of violence kidnaps the child responsible, igniting a frenzied manhunt fueled by a powerful politician — the father of the kidnapped boy.

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