Kurt Larson is an award winning writer and director originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
An accomplished and passionate senior producer & editor with a 15+ year proven track record of establishing new formats and shows, delivering award winning content, and marketing through various fan communities. Proven strong leader with special abilities in forming teams to achieve a like-minded goal, whether through dramatic storytelling, post-production, or marketing growth. This diverse experience provides a unique perspective for establishing a vision and solving problems grounded in storytelling. Digital explorer with an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for disrupting the ordinary and nurturing breakthrough teams.
Kurt’s directorial debut, the feature film Son of Ghostman, won the geek-coveted 2013 Rondo Hatton Award for Best Independent Film. Son of Ghostman has been featured in national publications (Scary Monsters, HorrorHound), played at major fan conventions (Monster Bash, HorrorHound), and been critically acclaimed throughout the internet.
As a writer, Kurt has won many awards, and has twice placed in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship (quarterfinalist 2009, 2010). He continues to develop screenplays for Film & TV with an eye on furthering his career in film.
Kurt originally came to Los Angeles to be an actor, where his first success was being cast by Steven Spielberg in The Terminal. Kurt has been cast in several productions, most notably: Harry's Law, ER, JAG, and Jarhead, This all while still pursuing his independent instincts. Those ambitions include several highly rated Funny or Die shorts, which Kurt occasionally puts together.
In the Fall of 2013, Kurt teamed up with Chicago producer Kelly Dolan to launch Stay Cool, Geek- a weekly podcast devoted to all things child-like and why a 35 year old man has conflicted feelings about these interests. In August 2014, Kurt & Kelly released their second podcast, Bad Headshots, which focuses on real conversations with real creatives struggling to find footing in a difficult marketplace. In July 2016, Kurt created Those Are Daddy's Toys, a parenting podcast for new geek Moms and Dads.
Recently, Kurt created the podcast This Week In MLB The Show which is devoted entirely to the Sony PS4 exclusive game MLB The Show. Gameplay innovations, content drops, market analysis, and potential future additions are all discussed. Along with his team, “CooperstownKurt” brought TWI MLB The Show to Twitch, producing and hosting a television-style broadcast every week, culminating in a 3-hour Awards Ceremony featuring over 25 major MLB The Show Content Creators.
Kurt lives with his wife of two years, Nicole, in the Los Angeles area. He likes action figures, comic books, arcade games, and baseball.
He has a sincere interest in social media, marketing, and the ability to tell stories while maintaining the interest of brand and fan communities.
He would give up all of this to have one line in the new Star Wars movies.
Maybe not the wife.
But seriously, maybe.
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