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.
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 worked with Steven Greenstreet editing 8: The Mormon Proposition, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. 8 ran theatrically in June 2010 and was released on DVD in July 2010. 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 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!”
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. 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.Kinhart has professionally filmed such notable people as J.J. Abrams, Bill Maher, Ke$ha, Lauryn Hill, Ann Coulter, Busta Rhymes, Warren G, Ian MacKaye, Tom Savini, Biz Markie, Georges St-Pierre, Kim Deitch, Jay Lynch and Lloyd Kaufman.