Kevin Karch was born in Bismarck, ND, but was nomadically raised in North Dakota, Texas, and Minnesota, and never knows how to respond to the question, “Where are you from?” Growing up in The Lone Star State and the plains of the Midwest has also caused him to have a bizarre, amalgamated accent that makes him sound like Fargo’s Jerry Lundegaard, with a Larry Hagman, Dallas-style twang, when he speaks.
Kevin is the proud father of a child with autism, and received his B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from the University of Minnesota (2011). He also completed UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting (2012), and attended Hamline University’s (St. Paul, MN) MFA Creative Writing program–Minnesota’s first MFA Creative Writing Program–where he wrote fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
Kevin is a 2017 Humanitas Prize in Dramatic Television nominee for his half-hour dramedy, Dispensed.
DISPENSED (Half-hour Dramedy) Single father Malcolm discovers that his son’s life-threatening epilepsy can only be treated by medical marijuana, but the sale of the plant has been banned in the small conservative town where Malcolm lives. Malcolm must fighting the powers that be in hopes of opening a medical marijuana dispensary to save his son’s life, but faces losing custody of his child as he does so.
WIRELESS (One Hour Drama Pilot) Buffy the Vampire Slayer with aliens, meets Chuck. When orphan, Katie, discovers that extraterrestrials are secretly using technology to invade Earth, she’s forced to balance raising her younger sister and being a typical young adult, with saving humanity.
DEATH IN PARADISE (One Hour Drama Pilot) Micah, a psychologist, is middle-aged, divorced, and has to move in with his concussion-addled ex-NFL player, prostitute loving, alcoholic father on Hawaii’s Big Island. But when Micah takes a job as a suicide prevention councilor at a world famous suicide tourism destination in one of Hawaii’s dormant volcanoes, Micah learns he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease and grapples with the decision of whether he should take his own life.
STANDUP (Half-hour Comedy Pilot) After losing his job as an accountant and being left at the altar by his fiancé, Tim finds a new purpose in pursuing a career as a standup comedian at a failing comedy club. But Tim has a major problem in accomplishing his new goal—he isn’t funny.
POLAR (Animated Feature) The story of Mrs. Claus as a Disney style-princess, how she meets Santa, and how she’s the brains behind the entire Santa Claus operation. Osanna, the brainy teenage princess of the tropical paradise South Pole, spends most of her time in her workshop, inventing toys that no one wants to play with. But when Osanna is engaged to be married to Crius, the prince of the North Pole, during the Festival of the North Star, Osanna’s prince betrays her by framing her parents for the deaths of the King and Queen of the North Pole, and declaring war on The South Pole. With the aid of the scoundrel pirate, Nicholas Kringle, and her creative spirit, Osanna must defeat Crius and his legion of evil, militant elves to save her parents and restore peace between the two poles.
DEMOCRANIZED (Horror Feature) A popular young Senator must battle a deviously evil right wing television host in order to stop the Apocalypse and save his family, after he’s falsely accused of being the leader of a Satanic cult on live television.
FAVORITE MOVIES/TV SHOWS:Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, South Park, The Shining, It’s a Wonderful Life, Finding Nemo, The Shining