Kenneth Kokin has produced and worked as a second unit director on many award winning films, including "The Usual Suspects" that received a couple BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards and two Academy Awards.
Kokin has been directing films since the age of 14 and has just completed shooting his first feature length project. It is a drama that tackles a dark subject matter and moral issues.
After completion of production program at CU Boulder he continued his film studies and graduated from the University of Southern California Cinema Production program where he then teamed with the director Bryan Singer to produce two acclaimed films.
Kokin’s films have received distinguished recognition including two Sundance awards, The Grand Jury Award and the Best International Drama Audience Award. He also produced and directed second unit on the feature "The Way of the Gun" with Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro and Christopher McQuarrie and Oscar Nominees Juliette Lewis and James Caan.
In 2006, an acquaintance of Kokin's was starting a shoe company. The business model was to give a pair of children's shoes for those in need, matching every pair sold in the USA. It was the start of a massive movement in social entrepreneurship. The CEO/Founder Blake Mycoskie, of TOMS Shoes, credits Kokin’s documentary "For Tomorrow:The TOMS Shoes Story" as the most instrumental tool in the rapid growth of TOMS Shoes from 7,000 shoes the first year to millions and millions today. It premiered at the Tribeca Film festival and in Europe at Filmstock, in Asia at the Korean Peace Festival. "For Tomorrow" won more than 7 awards including the Humanitarian Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Best Short Documentary in Dallas.
Kenneth Kokin, was named as one of the 100 people you need to know in Hollywood by Fade In.
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