Kevin John Fitzgerald is an Award-Winning and Critically Acclaimed Canadian Director, Writer, and Producer of Indigenous (Arwark-Kanak) heritage and African (Tuareg-Bantu) descent with disabilities known for his feature documentary film FREESTYLE: THE ART OF RHYME. It screened at numerous film festivals worldwide and won several awards including the HBO Documentary Award and Kodak Maverick Award. His films have been released theatrically, globally, and commercially broadcast on MTV Networks/VH1, B-Sky-B, and SBS; and distributed by Netflix, Palm Pictures, Universal, Sony. Kevin was awarded the Netflix Diversity of Voices mentorship, WarnerMedia Access Fellow, an Indigenous Screen Office – Solidarity Filmmaker, a Rogers-Independent Black Screen – Creator, and at Berlinale EFM-Hot Docs 2023 Tool Box participant. He studied drama and acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas. Kevin shot his first film with actor David Arquette and Cut Chemist of Interscope artists Jurassic-5 and the Grammy Nominated Ozomatli. Kevin is also a former radio and club DJ and musical artist having performed with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Wu-Tang Clan, Macey Gray, Aloe Black, DJ Shadow, and Black Eyed Peas.
He attended USC Film School and was taught directing by Jay Roach, DGA (Austin Powers), screenwriting by Robert Mckee, and sound by Tom Holman (inventor of THX) of Lucas film. Kevin directed and produced a documentary on Macy Gray. He followed this with the film 7 DAYS IN PARIS about Ben Harper. Kevin was also the Director of Photography on the documentary film SOUNDZ OF SPIRIT, featuring Common.