Kyle Coffman is an award winning 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. In Feb '22, the production company released its 5th short film, Groomsday, a romance/thriller about two men, who fall in love after a one night stand, and experience a horrific tragedy on the night of their wedding. Groomsday is currently competing in the film festival circuit and was an "Official Nominee" for Best Directer and won "Best Long Short" film at the Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022.
In February 2022, Coffman announced Sebastian Films Unlimited will be expanding their media and debuting a horror podcast, created and narrated by Coffman, called Dark Corner, and will feature a new scary story on every episode written by unrepresented writers as a way for those writers to get their work out there and heard by listeners.
Kyle directed and co-produced the three episode limited web-series, Guys Like You, which premiered on November 19, 2021 on YouTube and has over 1 million combined views of the show. Guys Like You has scored a "Official Nominee" nomination for Best Pilot/Series at the Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022.
2010 - present
Groomsday | 2022
-WINNER "Best Long Short" film, Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022
-Official Nominee "Best Director" short film, Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022
Two men fall in love and experience a horrific tragedy on the night of their wedding.
Guys Like You | 2021
-Finalist "Best Short Film" PRIDEFILM.online, 2022
-Official Nominee "Best Pilot/Series," Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022
-Official Selection Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival, 2022
A three episode web series about a gay college student trying to navigate his way through life and find his self-worth after meeting three different guys, over three different years, that each leave a unique impact on him.
CrAZEd 2 | 2019
-Official Selection Thrills, Chills, and Kills Film Fest 2021
The lunatic clown is back to stalk a drug dealing nurse.
CrAZEd | 2017
A lunatic clown stalks a corrupt attorney on his way home from work.
Another Casserole | 2017
-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
Los Angeles City College
A student film about a novelist staying in an empty house haunted by an evil force.
2010 - present
Down Below | Horror
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
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.
Deranged Seduction | Drama, Thriller
A teenage seductress transfers to a suburban high school and wreaks havoc on the popular group leaving behind a trail of mayhem and destruction.
Screaming for Freedom | Drama, Action
After a U.S. Senator's son is kidnapped, what seems like a tragedy turns into an opportunity, for the kidnapper and son, to get the upper hand on his crooked father.
Guys Like You | Series
"Best Nominee" Pilot/Series, Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022
Groomsday | Short Film
WINNER "Best Long Short" film
"Official Nominee" Best Director
Merced Queer Film Festival, 2022
Guys Like You | William, episode 3
"Finalist" Best Short Film. PRIDEFILM.online, 2022
Another Casserole | Short Film
"Best Writing" award for Los Angeles Pierce College, 2018
Marina Del Rey Film Festival Official Selection, 2018
Manipulating Miguel | Screenplay
Placed in the top 25% The Page International Screenwriting Awards
Prequel to Hell's Road | Short Story
Third Place Winner Los Angeles City College's 17th Annual Writing Contect, 2015.
It's in the Closet | Student Film
Nominated for Los Angeles City College's 2014 Cinema Division Selected Films, 2014.
Indie Script Mags
A three episode limited series, Kyle Coffman’s Guys Like You explores its protagonist through the encounters he has with three men who come into his life. Written by its lead actor, Trystan Colburn the story is a layered take on coming of age, questioning its very possibility where self-worth is missing.
Indie Script Mags
Kyle Coffman’s Groomsday, featuring Trystan Colburn in a second collaboration with Coffman, chronicles the story of a couple from their early days to their bloodied wedding night. A non-linear narrative wrapped up in 16 minutes, the film keeps returning to the gruesome present, survival in doubt.
Daniel Hess of ToTony Productions
Film spotlight focuses on the short film Groomsday directed by Kyle Coffman
Dark Corner | Podcast
A horror podcast that features a new scary story on every episode.
Available on SebastianFilmsUnlimited.com June 2022
Hell's Road | Short Novel
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
Currently in 2nd draft.
Another Casserole | Short Story
Published in Los Angeles Pierce College's literary magazine, Direction, Spring 2017.
Experienced in Final Draft, Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, and Davinci Resolve.