Kevin Corbeil Palma

Kevin Corbeil Palma is a French Canadian-Panamanian writer & director who was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada. His work revolves around character-driven stories exploring the themes of cultural identity, queerness, family, immigration, assimilation, death, grief, traveling and self-discovery. He is known for the two queer short films Unseen Dancer (2023) and Intentsity (2023). He also directed Mothers, Deaths, & the Rest (2022), a short documentary exploring the theme of creativity as a path to cope with grief. He graduated with Honours the Vancouver Film School, with specializations in Directing and Cinematography. Raised in a home where watching movies was one of the main family activities, his passion for cinema solidified during his teenage years when his father gave him a Sony handheld camcorder to capture great memories during his experience as an exchange student in Germany. After studying natural sciences at the college in his hometown, Kevin relocated to Montreal to enter a private school of communication. Thirsty for new experiences in unfamiliar places, he made the decision to travel the world for few years with his brother before embarking on the path of cinema. This grand adventure was also a way to honor the deaths of their mother and father. Following two extensive backpacking excursions in Asia and an extended road trip in the USA, the brothers took the opportunity to become more deeply acquainted with their parents' families of origin in Panama and Peru. With many completed short films under his belt, Kevin strives to create deeply transformative stories that will ignite hope and assist in building a more tolerant world.