In 2010, after 29 years with ABC News in Washington, D.C., editor and technical director Mike Kravinsky embarked on a new career in narrative filmmaking. Kravinsky received an Emmy and Columbia Dupont awards for his work in news on shows like 20/20, Primetime Live and Good Morning America. Although much of what he learned creatively, technically and working on deadlines in the Washington D.C. news world was transferable to narrative films, there was still a substantial learning curve to go from reality to fiction.
His current feature, Geographically Desirable, a story of personal priorities, now has worldwide distribution with Factory Film Studio, Toronto. Kravinsky wrote, directed and edited this romantic comedy. Along with being a Official Selection at The New York Independent Film Festival and The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Geographically Desirable has won several awards, including Audience Awards at both The Richmond International Film Festival and Washington, D.C.'s Reel Independent Film Festival. It received Best Screenplay at the Indie Capitol Awards.
Kravinsky’s current screenplay, Nothing To Do, a comedy of a father, who’s in hospice, and his washed up DJ son who’s been tasked to care for him. It’s a finalist at Cinequest in San Jose and an Honorable Mention at the TrackingB Competition in Los Angeles.
His current short comedy, I’m Your Server, was written and directed to expand on a minor character in Nothing To Do.
For Kravinsky, fiction has now become the way to continue his growth as a storyteller.