Kevin Balling has been an independent filmmaker and photographer for more than three decades. He is a two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship, and has received two North Carolina Fellowships for Video and Film. His work has been funded through the Foundation for Independent Video and Film, The Beldon Fund, The Benton Foundation, The Kaltenborn Foundation, Greenpeace, and The Sierra Club to name a few. He taught production at Appalachian State University from 1982-2011.
Kevin has produced several films since 1985, and has provided video and photography services for a number of commercial clients including CBS, ESPN, IBM, Home Team Sports, BET, Mast Store, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Regional Library, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, Northwestern Studios, Cierra Arabian Horse Farms, The Appropriate Technology Department at Appalachian State University and others. Born and raised in New York City, he has lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for thirty-five years. His wife is artist Catherine Altice.