Kevin Oliver

Los Angeles, California, United States


Kevin Oliver is a Los Angeles and New York-based documentary film & video editor, multimedia producer, and sound recordist. He got his start in film working alongside legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles of the Maysles Brothers (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, The Gates) and has since worked as an editor, assistant editor, and sound recordist on several short and feature-length documentaries. He is currently editing Soledad, a feature-length verite-driven documentary following three inmates after their release from one of California's most violent and overcrowded prisons, and is currently co-editing Las Chavas, following a group of orphaned teenage girls living in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as they learn to write poetry about their lives. He most recently assistant edited The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and was broadcast on PBS' POV in 2014, and most recently recorded sound for feature-length documentary F.R.E.E., which premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2014. His work as a trailer and funding reel editor has earned numerous filmmaking grants from organizations including Cal Humanities, Pacific Pioneer, and ITVS (Real Boy, 2015) and fellowships from Film Independent's Documentary Lab, the Camden International Film Festival's Points North Documentary Forum, and the Paley Center's Documentary Pitch Competition. In addition to making films, Kevin records, conducts, and edits oral history interviews across the country for StoryCorps, a National Public Radio-affiliated Peabody Award-winning project dedicated to preserving the stories of everyday Americans at the Library of Congress. His work as a radio producer has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, KQED, KALW, and PRI's The World.