Kevin Balling has been an independent filmmaker and photographer for forty years. 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.
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.