Authentic Films is a production company located in Cleveland, Ohio

We service a diverse roster of clients and have been featured in Creativity, Communication Arts, and The New York Times.


Kevin Kerwin received his MFA from the Columbia University School of Film. He has won the Milos Foreman Screenwriting Award, the Nickelodeon Screenwriting Award, and the Austin Film Festival’s Best Comedy Screenplay. He has directed three feature films and numerous television commercials. In 2009, he was included in SHOOT magazine’s New Directors Showcase. His work has been featured in the prestigious Communication Arts Advertising Annual as well as Adweek, Adcritic, The One Club Creative Showcase, Creativity, The New York Times and in SHOOT magazine’s “The Best Work You May Never See” column.


Kate O’Neil received a BA in English Literature from The College of the Holy Cross and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University. She has a background in fundraising and management as well as business development, research and marketing before co-founding Authentic Films for feature film and commercial productions. Her recent feature productions have been received in theaters to critical acclaim: Running America and the award-winning Cleveland vs. Wall Street, a production of the French company SAGA, which premiered in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.