Kayvon Derakshanian

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Kayvon Derakshanian

/ Director

Rresidence U.S.A.

My Story

Kayvon Derakshanian, Attended Columbia College in Hollywood, California, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Motion Pictures.

He has studied under the tutelage of some of the best in the business, Such as the great T.V. Producer, Aaron Spelling. Writer (Beverly Hills Cop) Danilo Bach. Cinematographer ( Deliverance, The Deer Hunter) Vilmos Zsigmond.

At the age of 20, he produced his first dramatic feature “The Final Incident” that ran for two weeks at the Laemmle Santa Monica Theatre. Film critic Emanuel Levy from The Village Voice called it “Emotionally Gripping,” “Truly Frightening.”

Kevin is an Award Winning producer who has extensive experience in the movie industry both as a producer, director, and editor. Kevin’s 2nd credits as a producer was “The Ultimate Game,” a Martial Arts action adventure, produced for the video market that sold worldwide.

Kevin also produced and directed two documentary films on martial arts called “Empty Hand” about Four competitors who train to fight against their toughest rivals as they struggle to become the next National Karate Kid Champion, which premiered at the Academy Awards accredited film festival DOC NYC. Available on Amazon Prime and “The Real Miyagi,” Winner of 7 international film awards, Starring Steven Seagal, Dolph Lundgren, Micheal Jai White that depicts the life of the greatest karate master of our generation. Now available on NETFLIX worldwide.

Kevin has also dedicated his life to the art of karate and hold a black belt in three deferent styles.

He is also a two-time TELLY Award Winner



2019 Cinequest [54] – Audience Award Best Documentary
2019 L.A. Edge Film Awards [55] Best Documentary Feature
2016 Winter fest awards [7] – Best Documentary Feature
2015 Asian Pacific American Film [8] – Best Documentary and Audience Award
2015 Canada International Film Festival [9] – Raising Star Award
2015 Action On film Fest [10] – Best Documentary Feature, Best Editing & Best Director
2015 Arizona Underground Film Festival [11] – Best Documentary Feature

My Filmography

  • Year Film Title Description
  • 2020 Pat Morita: Long Story Short - In Post Production THIS FILM IS CURRENTLY IN POST. WE ANTICIPATE COMPLETION IN MID 2020***
  • 2015 The Real Miyagi

My Award

  • Year Film Title Award(s)

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