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From "Made in NY" to 'Living for 32,' Director Kevin Breslin Brings Personal Stories to the Screen

December 1, 2010 - “Made in NY” Award recipient Kevin Breslin’s latest film has been shortlisted for an Academy Award.

In his newest documentary, Living for 32, the filmmaker tells the story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings that took place on April 16, 2007, and left 32 dead and 17 injured. The film traces Goddard’s journey from victim to activist and tackles the issue of gun control. Living for 32 is among the list of short films that are up for contention at the 83rd Academy Awards in the field of Documentary Short Subject.

Breslin’s extensive work as a filmmaker and commercial director earned him a “Made in NY” Award in 2007. Among his numerous credits is the “Made in NY” PSA campaign, which featured Will Smith, Debra Messing, Colin Farrell, Danny Devito, Ed Burns and Rachael Ray.

Breslin’s first short film, A Smile Gone, but Where? was shown at film festivals worldwide. His subsequent documentary, Women of Rockaway, received the Gracie Allen Award for Best Television Documentary in 2003. Breslin’s commercial work includes a Sprint campaign that featured black-and-white cinematography of New York City and a project for the Boys and Girls Club of America that featured Bill Clinton, among many others.

Breslin is currently working in pre-production on a feature film, The Teddy Bear Habit, based on the award-winning children's book, and The Unconquered, a feature-length documentary.

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