Kinvara Balfour

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

As a director, writer, producer and speaker, Kinvara spans the worlds of tech, film, theatre and fashion. 

Kinvara recently joined Salon Pictures as Executive Producer on cinematic biopic MCQUEEN, a new documentary film about the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen due for global theatrical release in early 2018.

Kinvara hosts and directs ‘Fashion in Conversation at the Apple Store’, a series of interviews for Apple Inc. with global icons including Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Manolo Blahnik, Philip Treacy and Sandy Powell which is available to an audience of over 900 million on iTunes.

She is currently directing and producing ‘The Visionaries’, an exclusive series of mini-films about the key visionaries of the world, shot solely with iPhone and due to air online in 2017. She recently made a series of iPhone films about ‘The Architects of Time’ for Vanity Fair.

Kinvara speaks at conferences around the world about tech, film, fashion and the zeitgeist. She has lectured regularly at London’s V&A museum. She has directed the launch of several major tech start-ups - including the hugely successful DailyCandy.com and a new digital platform for Time Out - and is currently Senior Advisor for new Silicon Valley moving-image platform, Polaroid Swing.
 

After university, Kinvara attended Central School of Speech & Drama where she trained as an actress; she has acted in several UK fringe theatre productions and short films including the Oscar-nominated CASHBACK.  

In 2004, Kinvara wrote and performed in her first play DAZED AND ABUSED - a modern, twisted comedy of manners - which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe before transferring to London and New York. In 2008, Kinvara attended the Royal Court Theatre's Creative Writers Programme after which she conceived her second play, AFTER INVISIBLE.
 

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DAZED AND ABUSED

Edinburgh / London / New York