Writer and Director

Illustration of Kevin Del Principe, writer and director


KEVIN DEL PRINCIPE is a writer and director. His debut literary fiction novel, I ANIMAL, is available through Tumbleweed Books, an imprint of DAOwen Publications. Tumblweed Books describes I Animal as “An amazing story of a dysfunctional family full of fun, laughter, love, and a sprinkle of crime.” I Animal was honored as a finalist for The Independent Author Network 2019 Book of the Year Award in Humor/Satire/Comedy.

Book cover of I Animal, by Kevin Del Principe


Kevin’s feature film, UP ON THE GLASS, that he directed and co-wrote, is an official selection of the 2020 Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Michigan and will be distributed in North America by Gravitas Ventures. Up on the Glass is a dramatic thriller shot in the Midwest about a wanderer trapped between his blue-collar roots and white-collar aspirations who desires the life and wife of his successful college friend. 

Film poster of Up on the Glass, a film by Kevin Del Principe

The son of a snowplow truck driver and a school nurse, Kevin grew up outside Buffalo, New York. Later, he worked in Los Angeles and taught screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. Kevin now makes his home in Memphis, Tennessee. He has written articles about sustainable filmmaking in the Huffington Post and Hollywood North Magazine, and was a featured media speaker concerning that topic at the 2017 CMCS Conference Los Angeles. Kevin earned his MFA in Writing for Screen and Television at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. His heart resides in the Midwest and the aim of his film production company, SAVE THEM WILD DOGS, is to connect the Midwest and Mid-South with the coasts.