David Kuhnlein

is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and editor.


40 years after its inception, Olas Grandes is now available in paperback and ebook! My grandmother wrote this murder-mystery/ gothic romance novel in 1979. After learning about this mysterious book in my great grandmother’s memoir, I transcribed and edited this novel. Follow along here. (If you don’t want to use Amazon, shoot me an email and I’ll mail you a copy.)


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 of Carla Harryman’s Memory Play.


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/Period[ical], Rouge Agent, Nauseated Drive, Cough Syrup, Abandoned Library, and elsewhere. Album reviews have been published in Washtenaw County’s Current Magazine (here and here), film reviews at SELFFUCK & Rotten Tomatoes.


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

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