Kevin Kerslake biography

Kevin Kerslake

Music video director


Who is Kevin Kerslake?

Kevin Kerslake is an American music video director and occasional television commercial director. He has directed videos for Stone Temple Pilots, Filter, R.E.M., 311, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Green Day, Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Helmet, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Rise Against, The Offspring, Throwing Muses and Atreyu, as well as others.

Kerslake started his directing career by making surf, skate, ski, and snowboarding films throughout his teens and started directing music videos in the 1980s. In the 1990s he directed several award-winning music videos for popular rock and alternative rock bands, and directed commercials for companies such as Nike, AT&T and Coca-Cola.

Kevin Kerslake has also made several music and culture documentaries, such as Nirvana's Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!, The Ramones' We're Outta Here!, and Quiksilver's surf documentary Continuum.

His most recent work is directing the video for Rise Against's "Re-Education" and "Savior", and Blue October's "Dirt Room".

Kerslake's directing has been praised by many. The Offspring guitarist Noodles has praised Kerslake's unique videos as very "off the wall."


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on July 23, 2013

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