Kevin Frakes is the founder and CEO of PalmStar Media. A producer of more than 30 films, Kevin also serves as a senior advisor to Merced Media.
In 2004, Kevin co-founded PalmStar, and has since gone on to raise over $100M in development, production and distribution financing for motion pictures and other media content. In 2010, working with a group of San Francisco Bay Area investors, Kevin co-founded PalmStar Media, a leading independent production and financing company based in Los Angeles, with a focus on film and television content. In 2012 Kevin arranged a formal partnership between PalmStar Media and Minneapolis-based hedge fund Merced Capital to create Merced Media Partners.
Kevin’s production credits include Hateship Loveship, How To Make Love Like An Englishman, and upcoming American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, among others.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001 and an MBA from Yale University in 2004.