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Kyle Patrick Alvarez is a 29 year-old, Los Angeles based writer/director. In 2010, he won the prestigious "Someone to Watch" Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his writing and directorial debut film Easier With Practice. The movie was also nominated that year for a Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" and won numerous awards including the Grand Jury Prize at CineVegas and Best New International Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film received both domestic and international theatrical, television and DVD releases.
Alvarez graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in 2005 with degrees in Motion Picture Production and English Literature. He spent his first year in the entertainment industry working directly for the legendary Warren Beatty. With a blessing from David Sedaris, Alvarez has written and directed C.O.G. - the first screen adaptation of the estimable author's work. It will premiere in the US Dramatic Competition category at the upcoming 2013 Sundance Film Festival.