Biography

Kyle Coffman is a Filmmaker (Writer/Director) in the Los Angeles area, originally from the quaint town of Alton, Illinois. After spending 10 years in Washington, D.C. as a residential property manager for luxury high rises, Kyle finally decided to pursue his passion and move to Los Angeles to become a filmmaker. Obsessed with horror movies as a teenager, he found a love in writing and completed his first screenplay at 17. It was at this age that Kyle was presented with the opportunity to write, direct, and star in his first play about teenage adolescence and the consequences of drug abuse. The well received play launched Kyle into an exciting journey writing screenplays and short stories.

 

Kyle attended film school at California State University, Northridge; earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production in 2020.  During this time his horror short film, It’s in the Closet, was nominated for Los Angeles City College’s Fall Cinema Division Selected Films. Kyle’s short story, Prequel to Hell’s Road won 3rd place at the Los Angeles City College’s 17th Annual Writing Contest. His script, Soldier Girl, was chosen by California State University, Northridge Film Department’s faculty to be produced as part of four senior thesis films in his cohort. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the senior thesis films are still waiting to be shot. His recognition as a talented screenwriter was displayed when two of his screenplays placed in the top 25% in The International Page Screenwriting Awards out of 5,000 entries.

 

In addition to the accolades Kyle received while earning his film degree; Kyle published his short horror novel Hell's Road, an adaptation from a screenplay he had previously written with the same title, in 2016.  Later in 2017, Kyle launched the small, independent production company Sebastian Films Unlimited, with the goal of making short films of all genres.  In 2018, Kyle's short film, Another Casserole, was an official selection at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival and won for "Best Writing" at the Los Angeles Pierce College Film Festival. The production company is currently in post-production of their 5th short film, Groomsday, which is set to release later in 2021. 

2010 - present
2010 - present
Short Films

Groomsday | 2021

Writer/Director

Two men fall in love and experience a horrific tragedy on the night of their wedding.

**Currently in post-prodiction.

CrAZEd 2 | 2019

Producer/Writer/Director

The lunatic clown is back to stalk a drug dealing nurse.

CrAZEd | 2017

Producer/Writer/Director

A lunatic clown stalks a corrupt attorney on his way home from work.

Another Casserole | 2017

Producer/Writer/Director

-Official Selection Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2018

-Winner "Best Writing" Los Angeles Pierce College Film Festival 2018

A grieving wife and mother must face the harsh reality of her new life.

It's in the Closet | 2014

Writer/Director

Los Angeles City College

A student film about a novelist staying in an empty house haunted by an evil force.

Screenplays

Down Below | Horror 

Screenwriter

Three survivors are forced to return to Hallow’s Lake to try to kill a creature that murdered their friends 12 years earlier.

Manipulating Miguel | Psychological-Thriller 

Screenwriter

A teenage boy’s games of seduction with an innocent, but older man, leads to a surprising love affair that ends in a whirlwind of obsession and tragedy. 

Awards &
Nominations

Another Casserole | Short Film

Producer/Writer/Director

"Best Writing" award for Los Angeles Pierce College, 2018

Marina Del Rey Film Festival Official Selection, 2018

Manipulating Miguel | Screenplay 

Screenwriter

Placed in the top 25% The Page International Screenwriting Awards

Prequel to Hell's Road | Short Story

Writer

Third Place Winner Los Angeles City College's 17th Annual Writing Contect, 2015.

It's in the Closet | Student Film

Writer/Director

Nominated for Los Angeles City College's 2014 Cinema Division Selected Films, 2014.

Publications

Hell's Road | Short Novel

Author

A group of teenage friends must fight for their lives on an abandoned road that has been taken over by a satanic cult of cannibals. 

Available at Amazon.com

Falling for Theo | Novel

Author

Coming Soon.

Another Casserole | Short Story

Writer

Published in Los Angeles Pierce College's literary magazine, Direction, Spring 2017.

Training &
Workshops

Los Angeles Pierce College| Creative Writing | E. Anderson​

Los Angeles Pierce College| Beginning Acting | V. Grear​

Theatre Lab, Washington, D.C. | Acting for the Camera |

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Special Skills

Experienced in Final Draft, Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, and Avid Media Composer

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