K. I. Kiselev

Freelance Screenwriter & Book Writer

Location:Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
For the last four years I have been conducting freelance work in the film industry. Working as a writer and a producer has given me enormous insight into how to organize projects and how to work collaboratively. It also has instilled in me a powerful comprehension of planning, communication and the importance of self-motivation. The experience gained in such a competitive market and in such a community-based field has been invaluable to the development of my skills as a writer and to my professional behavior.

Since I earned my bachelor's degree from Penn State in professional writing, I have completed three short films and have written six feature screenplays and three novels. One novel, for which I have produced a cinematic book trailer, has been published by JukePop Serials. My latest short film, which I both wrote and produced with Idryonis Studios, won Best Film at the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival. I currently hold the position of head writer for Media Train Rek’s sketch show Rek-A-Sketch. I have worked as a writing tutor and I volunteer as an instructor with Mighty Writers.

My vocation in film has given me good practice with juggling many tasks while maintaining a strong pace without sacrificing the quality of work performed. I am timely, efficient, courteous and perform well both autonomously and collaboratively. I will be able to provide your company with unrivaled work ethic, commitment and responsibility.

Highlights of Qualifications
• Writing Fellow for Pennsylvania State University, employed as Penn State writing tutor
• Produced a promotional video for the Professional Writing Major, featured on Pennsylvania State University website for two years
• Completed multiple feature screenplays and novels
• Wrote Founders’ Legacy Book One: Unity, which was published by JukePop Serials
• Financed and produced cinematic trailer for Founders’ Legacy Book One: Unity
• Volunteer teach for Mighty Writers, a non-profit organization that teaches writing skills to underprivileged youth

Computer Knowledge:
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
• Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop)
• Final Draft, CeltX
Select Filmography

Anna (8 Minutes, 2011)
Wide Eyed Pictures
Philadelphia, PA
Best Cinematography, Best Female Lead (Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival)
Official Selection (Arizona International Film Festival, Night of Short Films)

Jump Drive (7 Minutes, 2012)
Idryonis Studios
Philadelphia, PA
Best Cinematography, Nominated for Best Film (Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival)
Official Selection (Night of Short Films)

The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix (8 Minutes, 2013)
Idryonis Studios
Writer, Producer
Philadelphia, PA
Best Film, Best Sound, Audience Award (Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival)
Official Selection (SINema After Hours, Night of Short Films)

Rek-A-Sketch (Sketch Series, 2013-2014)
Media Train Rek
Head Writer, Director
Philadelphia, PA

Means to an End (In Production, 2014)
Idryonis Studios
Writer, Director
Philadelphia, PA
Work Experience

Media Train Rek
2012 – Present
Writer, Producer and Filmmaker
Philadelphia, PA
Staffed as head-writer for sketch show titled Rek-A-Sketch • Host podcast titled Working Class nerds • Perform production and directorial needs for other projects when in-house staff are unavailable • Assist owner of company in publicity and coordinating live events

Freelance Film Production
2009 – Present
Writer, Producer and Filmmaker
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York
Involved in multiple creative projects while completing feature screenplays on personal time • Wrote three award-winning short films • Produced promo for Pennsylvania State University • Produced 2013 PFAF Best Film winner with Idryonis Studios • Participate in all aspects of development, pre-production and production

Production Technician Intern
Reading, PA
Operated camera during live and pre-recorded programs • Performed technical directing for live and pre-recorded programs • Wrote copy for bulletin displayed between programs advertising local businesses and events • Performed clerical duties • Wrote synopsis for annual Community Conversation program

Pennsylvania State University; 2005-2009 – Bachelor’s in Professional Writing

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Book Writing