Kurt Larson is an award winning writer and director originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.
His 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.
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 would give up all of this to have one line in the new Star Wars movies.
Maybe not the wife.
But seriously, maybe.