David Kuhnlein

David Kuhnlein

is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and editor.


*I edit the (forthcoming) review column TORMENT at The Quarterless Review. TORMENT venerates illness and pain, with a focus within contemporary literature.

*40 years after its inception, Olas Grandes is now available in paperback and ebook! Barbara Mahase Rodman (my grandmother) wrote this murder-mystery/ gothic romance novel in 1979. Follow along here. If you don’t want to use Amazon, shoot me an email (below) and I’ll mail you a copy. I was interviewed about Olas Grandes by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski for her Heartwood blog’s Author Spotlight, and for the Pages Promotions Book Festival.


*On My Own–a documentary film following the lives of four Eastern Michigan University students with autism–premiered at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ in 2016, and was selected as best documentary and nominated for excellence in cinematography at the Philo Festival. (Facebook page here.)

*I’ve worked on videos for Michigan Media (University of Michigan) and the World Animal Awareness Society, including writing the outro for the web series American Strays. Most recent collaboration includes filming Reptile’s scenes from Carla Harryman’s A Voice to Perform (SplitLevel Texts, 2020).


In 2016, I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, where I was celebrated as 2015s Distinguished Student in Creative Writing. Poetry and prose is published or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Burning House, Social Text, Tragickal, BathHouse, Juked, Void Front’s Explaining Death to Children series, Silent Auctions, Black Scat, Mirage #5/Period[ical], Rouge Agent, Nauseated Drive, Cough Syrup, AGON, Abandoned Library, 42-word Stories Anthology, and elsewhere. Album reviews have been published in Washtenaw County’s Current Magazine (here and here), film reviews at SELFFUCK, Bright Lights Film Journal, and Rotten Tomatoes.


For videography, copy editing, ghostwriting, or media reviews query via email.

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