Kevin R. Hershberger
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker Kevin R. Hershberger's various productions have been awarded more than 70 national and international film festival and industry awards. He is a veteran who attended the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington -- with a major in International Studies and History, graduating with the class of 1995. He then served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army.
Kevin is founder and President of LionHeart FilmWorks, LLC headquartered in Richmond, Virginia -- along with the subsidiaries: Historical Wardrobe; Reenactment Stock Footage.com and Historical Production Services. A ceaseless student, Kevin is also a member of the Company of Military Historians and the Army Historical Foundation.
He first wrote and directed the multi-award-winning feature film, "Wicked Spring" (2001) -- An epic character study of soldiers during the American Civil War. "Wicked Spring" won two awards for ‘Best Cinematography’ and Kevin’s awards include ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Action Feature’ at the 2002 New York International Independent Film Festival.
For the past dozen years, Kevin has worked on scores of museum film projects, multi-part series, docu-dramas, commercials and features for national and international distribution via broadcast and on-demand, with more than 1 million DVDs/Blu-Rays sold at retail in the past three years.
Kevin is an Amazon.com Top-100 "best-seller," and since 2010, he has Directed/Produced more than two dozen multi-part documentary series for world-wide TV and home entertainment release such as: “Up From Slavery” ( 7 X 60) 2013 Home Media Awards Nominee; “Emancipation Road” (7 X 60); “Monsters Among Us” 2016 Reaper Awards WINNER (7 X 60); “The Ultimate Civil War Series” (7 X 60); “NASA: A Journey Through Space” 2017 Home Media Awards Nominee (7 X 60); and “Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered” (7 X 60).
In 2014 Kevin was Co-Producer, Costume Designer and Historical Advisor for the Civil War feature film “Field of Lost Shoes” starring Tom Skerritt, Jason Isaacs and Lauren Holly The next year, he worked again as Producer and Costume Designer/Advisor for a second Civil War theatrical feature “Josephine.”
Kevin’s directed several broadcast series including “Legends & Lies” for Executive Producer Bill O’Reilly and FoxNews Channel (S1 - S3: 34 X 60); “Deadly Shootouts” (REELZ Channel 6 X 30); “Killer Kids” (Lifetime Movie Network 8 X 60); “Triggers: Weapons that Changed the World” (Discovery Networks 10 X 60); "Church: Secrets & Legends" (Travel Channel 3 X 60) and “America: Facts Vs. Fiction” (S2 - S5: American Heroes Channel)
In December 2014 the Discovery Networks' released the mini-series “Patriots Rising: The American Revolution” (3 X 60) for which Kevin was nominated for "Outstanding Lighting Direction & Scenic Design" at the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Kevin wrote his first screenplay while at VMI and most of his dozen + scripts, thus far, deal with his passion for American history.
Kevin has worked with scores of award-winning production companies throughout North America and Europe as well as broadcast networks National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Smithsonian, Discovery Networks, PBS as well as the National Park Service and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.
As a Director/Writer/Producer, Kevin fine-tuned his craft as a twelve-year member and officer of the prestigious Virginia Screenwriters Forum. "Wicked Spring," and all of LionHeart's upcoming feature projects represents Kevin's continued desire to show humanity and strong characters in exciting, historical-fact based projects. He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.