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John Kinhart is an artist, director, editor, and cinematographer who studied fine art and filmmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in 2001.

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An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Kinhart’s first feature film, Blood, Boobs & Beast, has shown at 22 film festivals domestically and internationally, won 6 best documentary awards, received an Underground Film of the Year award in 2007 and was released on DVD in 2009.

In 2010, Kinhart collaborated with Steven Greenstreet co-editing 8: The Mormon Proposition, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Later that year, he and Greenstreet collaborated again editing a special feature for the DVD/Blu-Ray of Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for ‘Superman’. In 2011, Steven Greenstreet once again recruited Kinhart for a project he was co-producing with Lagan Sebert: shooting documentary footage of singer, songwriter Ke$ha. The footage was used for the MTV docu-series, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, which premiered in April 2013.

In 2012, Kinhart edited the documentary On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW!, which profiles the lives of lawnmower racers. Mark Bell at FilmThreat.com called On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW!, “a blast to watch!” Kinhart also regularly works for campaigns and progressive causes, including marriage equality, women’s health and environmental protection. He is currently working on a documentary about one of the pioneering members of the underground comix movement, Skip Williamson.

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Kinhart has interviewed such notable people as J.J. Abrams, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Savini, Arianna Huffington, and cartoonists Kim Deitch, Stephen Bissette, Jay Lynch, Justin Green and Carol Tyler. Additionally, Kinhart has professionally filmed Bill Maher, Lauryn Hill, Ann Coulter, Busta Rhymes, Nancy Pelosi, Warren G, Ian MacKaye, Biz Markie, Georges St-Pierre, and Lloyd Kaufman.

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