Kevin Kerslake


Kevin Kerslake is an American filmmaker and photographer. He has directed documentaries on Joan Jett (Bad Reputation), DJ AM (As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM), The Ramones (We're Outta Here!), Nirvana (Live! Tonight! Sold Out!), Bob Marley & the Wailers (Legend Remixed), Soundgarden (Louder Than Live and Motorvision), Insomniac (Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland and The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience), among others. Television work includes scripted series on Fox (The Visitor), ABC Family (Fallen), and Vevo (Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater), plus segments on the Academy Awards (Mominees), Billboard Music Awards (Billboard Millennium Award - Beyoncé), and Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics & Life Sciences.

Kerslake started his career in film by making surf, skate and ski films throughout his teens as well as forensic videos and photography. He began directing music videos in the late 1980s, winning several awards throughout the 1990s and 2000s for popular rock and alternative rock bands. Kerslake has directed music videos for Iggy Pop, Cypress Hill, Mazzy Star, Prince, The Rolling Stones, Liz Phair, Stone Temple Pilots, Filter, R.E.M., 311, Blue October, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Green Day, Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Helmet, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Rise Against, Sam Phillips, The Offspring, Throwing Muses, Mr Bungle, Rancid, Atreyu, Blink 182, 10 Years, Bush, and Velvet Revolver.

Kerslake has directed commercials and brand-integrated campaigns for AT&T, Hyundai, Nike, Puma, Reebok, DC Shoes, Burton, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Sony PlayStation, PETA, Doctors Without Borders, and Amnesty International.

Kerslake has photographed Sting, David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Young, Scott Weiland, Mazzy Star, Mister Cartoon, DJ Muggs, James Cameron, Peter Beard, Lee "Scratch" Perry, JPEGMafia, Mazzy Star, Henry Rollins, Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley, The Strokes, Korn, Liz Phair and others for Ray Gun, Flaunt, Compaq, Huh, Bikini, Premiere, Newsweek, Flood, Blind Spot, Amnesty International, Sony Music, Spin, Universal Music Group, Tuff Gong, and Athleta.

The Offspring guitarist Noodles has praised Kerslake's unique videos as very "off the wall".

Filmography


Films

TV series

  • The Visitor (1997), "Pilot", "Caged"
  • Fallen (2007)
  • Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater (2011)

Videography


1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2012

2013

2016

2018

2019

2020

References


  1. Gottlieb, Steven (August 7, 2013). "Bob Marley Legend Remixed Doc Directed by Kevin Kerslake". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  2. Gottlieb, Steven (August 23, 2005). "NEW RELEASE: The Used "I Caught Fire"". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  3. Gottlieb, Steven (September 22, 2005). "NEW RELEASE: Story Of The Year "We Don't Care Anymore"". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  4. Gottlieb, Steven (November 2, 2005). "NEW RELEASE: Institute "Bullet-Proof Skin"". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  5. Gottlieb, Steven (November 9, 2005). "NEW RELEASE: Ryan Cabrera "Shine On"". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  6. Gottlieb, Steven (January 10, 2006). "BOOKED: 10 Years - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  7. Gottlieb, Steven (January 23, 2006). "BOOKED: Say Anything - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  8. Gottlieb, Steven (February 21, 2006). "BOOKED: Blue October - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  9. Gottlieb, Steven (May 19, 2006). "BOOKED: Rise Against - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  10. Gottlieb, Steven (July 21, 2006). "SHOT: Anti-Flag - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  11. Gottlieb, Steven (August 2, 2006). "BOOKED: Papa Roach - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  12. Gottlieb, Steven (May 23, 2007). "NEW RELEASE: Bon Jovi "Make A Memory"". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  13. Gottlieb, Steven (July 12, 2007). "BOOKED: Atreyu - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  14. Gottlieb, Steven (August 5, 2008). "BOOKED: Rise Against - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  15. Gottlieb, Steven (November 5, 2008). "BOOKED: Scott Weiland - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  16. Gottlieb, Steven (January 7, 2009). "BOOKED: Blue October - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  17. Gottlieb, Steven (February 19, 2009). "BOOKED: Hollywood Undead - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  18. Gottlieb, Steven (August 12, 2009). "BOOKED: Rise Against - Kevin Kerslake, director". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  19. Gottlieb, Steven (September 13, 2016). "Green Day "Bang Bang" (Tim Armstrong, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  20. Gottlieb, Steven (October 17, 2016). "Kid Cudi "Frequency" (Scott Mescudi, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  21. Gottlieb, Steven (October 31, 2016). "Kid Cudi "Surfin" (Scott Mescudi, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  22. Kreps, Daniel (November 16, 2018). "Chris Cornell's Son Portrays His Late Father in 'When Bad Does Good' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  23. Gottlieb, Steven (June 25, 2019). "Blink-182 "Generational Divide" (Kevin Kerslake, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  24. Browne, David (February 5, 2020). "Watch Robbie Robertson's Evocative 'Once Were Brothers' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 7, 2020.