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Kevin is an international award winning photojournalist for the online daily news organization Lookout Santa Cruz. 

He was previously a photographer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper, and various other publications over the past 25 years.  His photographs have been seen in news sites nationwide, including ABC news, CBS news, The Weather Channel, CNN, MSNBC and more. His videos were recently shown on ABC's World News Tonight.

Kevin Painchaud is an award-winning director, producer, cinematographer and editor.  Kevin has been involved in video production for over 25 years and has produced several feature films, directed numerous TV shows and shot and edited countless corporate, consumer, training and promotional videos.  He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his music-oriented TV show called Muzic on the Edge and he directed PSA's for Aerosmith.  Kevin has been involved in productions around the world, including the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

Listen to the Podcast that Kevin Painchaud was interviewed on.
Podcast: Paid The Cost
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• 2022 International Photography Awards
  Photo: "Frederick Ndabaramiye"
  1st Place / Editorial / Press/Personality 


• 2022 Moscow International Foto Awards
  Photo: "Getting the Shot"
  Gold in Editorial/General News

• 2021 International Photography Awards
  Photo: "Getting the Shot"
  1st Place / Editorial / Press/Photo Essay / Feature Story

• 2021 Life Framer
  Photo: "Getting the Shot"
  Finalist (LINK)


• 1998 Northern California Emmy Awards Nomination
Muzic On The Edge (Produ
cer/ Director)

• 1997 Telly Award "Check the Neck"      


• World of Comedy (Grand Jury Award) "Freedom Park"


• 1996 Joey Award  "Kinetic Overdrive"         


• 1996 Communicator Award    


• Marco Island Film Fest (Indie Spirit Award)
"Freedom Park"

• Naples Film Fest. "Freedom Park"        


• Sitges Fest. (Best Film) "Freedom Park"    


• Big Bear (Audience Choice) "Freedom Park"    

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