Kevin McCarey

Kevin McCarey

Kevin McCarey

  • B.S., marine science, SUNY Maritime College, 1967
  • M.A., film studies, University of Oregon, 1980
First year at SCAD:

"I love inspiring the next generation of filmmakers to venture out into the unknown, see things with fresh eyes and take creative chances."


National Geographic Specials; National Geographic Explorer; "Trumpet of Conscience" for TBS; "Portrait of America" for TBS; independent feature "Coyotes"; narrative shorts "San Juan Story" and "Extinction"

Awards, recognition and honors

Primetime Emmy Award and two Regional Emmys; four Primetime Emmy nominations; Peabody Award; four CINE Golden Eagle Awards; Best Feature Film, 1999 Savannah Film Festival; Academy Award semi-finalist, live action short for "San Juan Story"


Writers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, BLUE Ocean Film Festival Board, Grays Reef Board

Previous Positions

Producer/writer/director, National Geographic Television, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, California; producer/writer/director, Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta, Georgia

Courses Taught

  • FILM 106 Introduction to Screenwriting
  • FILM 224 Survey of Film
  • FILM 315 Advanced Screenwriting
  • FILM 320 Directing the Narrative
  • FILM 337 Directing the Documentary
  • FILM 421 Environmental Filmmaking
  • FILM 747A Graduate Seminar in Film and Television: Directing the Documentary