Neil Kendricks

Resume

PERSONAL FILM & VIDEO PROJECTS

2010 – present Producer, Director, Writer, Co-cinematographer, feature-length documentary-in-progress: “Comics Are Everywhere!”
2009 Producer, Director, Cinematographer, short film: “atmosphere: an aerial haiku”
2008 Co-Producer, Co-Director, Co-Cinematographer, Production Designer, short film: “Beholder”
2007 Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, short film: “Still Life: A Motion (less) Picture”
2006 Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, short film: “Cipher”
2003-present Founder, Curator, Coordinator “Alt.pictureshows,” an annual video & film installation/exhibition for emerging filmmakers, curated from Sundance Film
Festival and other national sources, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2004-05 Producer, Director, Writer, Production Designer & Co-Cinematographer, short
film: “Duct Tape”
2002 Producer, Director, Writer, Production Designer & Cinematographer, short
films: “loop” and “Breathing Space”
2001 Producer, Director, Writer, Production Designer, for short film: “sigh”

OTHER FILM & VIDEO PROJECTS
2014 Curator, Alt.pictureshows at Filmatic Festival, University of California, San Diego
2005 – present Film Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
2004 Producer, “Zooming into Focus” commissioned video installation by
Yang Zhenzhong, China, San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2002 Storyboard Artist, “Trigger” by Jordan Crandall, New York, NY
2001 Storyboard Artist, various commercials by Alan Johnson, San Diego, CA
2000-01 Storyboard Artist, “Aizea – City of the Wind,” by Ione Hernandez, Los Angeles, CA
featured in American Cinematographer, December, 2000
Co-Cinematographer, “Dating/Mating When…” by Kat Forcadas, San Diego, CA
2000 Producer/Production Designer, “Heatseeking” by Jordan Crandall, New York, NY
screened at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY & inSITE 2000
Assistant Director, “Border Stories,” inSITE 2000 Commissioned Films by Judith Barry,
New York, NY, screened at inSITE 2000, San Diego, CA & Tijuana, Mexico
1999 Storyboard Artist, “Stop Breakin’ Down” by Glenn Marzano, Los Angeles, CA
Animation Artist, “Le Bateau” by Vanessa Newell , Los Angeles, CA

FILM FESTIVALS
2010 “atmosphere: an aerial haiku,” San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, CA
2009 “Beholder,” San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, CA
Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2003-02 “loop,” Cannes International Film Festival’s American Pavilion, Cannes, France
Student Original Art Festival
Riverside International Film Festival, Riverside, CA
XXI International Festival of Uruguay
Xican Indie Film Festival,
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, Palm Springs, CA
San Diego International Film Festival, San Diego, CA
Cinevue International Film Festival
Silver Lake Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Havana Festival Internacional de Cine Nuevo Latinamericano, Havana, Cuba
2002-01 “sigh” San Diego International Film Festival, San Diego, CA
Havana Festival Internacional de Cine Nuevo Latinamericano, Havana, Cuba
Museum of Photographic Arts Film Festival, San Diego, CA
Film School Confidential
BestFest Film Festival, Second Prize/Experimental Category, San Diego, CA

VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS
2014 “Pencils & Pixels” Exhibition, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA
2009 Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
2008 Solo Photography Exhibition, “Bruised Eye Candy,” Spacecraft Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2008 Art Faculty Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA
2007 Juried Biennial Exhibition, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2007 Art Faculty Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA
1999 Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
1994 Juried Exhibition, “Vital Expressions: African American Artists in San Diego”,
African American Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, CA
“Works on Paper,” Juried Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
1993 Annual Art Exhibition/Auction, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA
“Burning Words” installation of essays, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, San Diego, CA
1991 Annual Photography Award Exhibition, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
1990 All California Juried Exhibition, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Juried Group Exhibition, “New Decade, New Visions”, African American Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego, CA

EDUCATION
2006 Master’s in Television, Film & New Media Program, San Diego State University Coursework and thesis film project’s postproduction completed in Summer 2006
2000 Student Symposium, Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
1998 Coro Arts Leadership Training Program, San Diego, CA
1994 Graduate-Level Photography Class, Royal College of Art, London, England
BA, San Diego State University, Double Major: Studio Art-emphasis/painting, printmaking and photography, and Journalism-emphasis/news and editorial.

SCHOLARSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS
2013-2014 Creative Catalyst: Individual Artist Fellowship
2005 Finalist in Commemorative Artwork Competition for Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway Competition held by City of San Diego, in partnership with Caltrans; member of Artist Team lead by San Diego artist Lynn Schuette.
2003 Internship & Scholarship/Documentary Crew, American Pavilion, Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France
2002 & 01 Scholarship, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Diego Chapter
1998 Second Place Award for Original Illustration, Society of Professional Journalists,
San Diego Chapter
1994 Second Place Award for Best Illustration, California Intercollegiate Press Association
1993 Mark of Excellence Award/Feature Photography, Society of Professional Journalists,
San Diego Chapter

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012 – present Adjunct lecturer, Visual Culture and Digital Photography, New School of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA
2012 – 2013 Adjunct lecturer, Conceptual Storytelling and Film & Society, Art Institute of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA
2010 Adjunct Instructor, Photography, Point Loma Nazarene, CA
2008-present Adjunct Instructor, Screenwriting; Comics and Graphic Narrative, San Diego State University, Department of English & Comparative Literature, San Diego, CA
2007 Adjunct Instructor, Photography, Grossmont Community College, CA
2006- present Adjunct Instructor, Photography, San Diego State University, School of Art, Design & Art History, San Diego, CA
2005-present Instructor, Life Drawing; Film & Society; Platt College, San Diego, CA
2004-present Adjunct Instructor, Photography, Telecommunications: Writing for the Media, Introduction to Mass Communications and Beginning Journalism; Writing for Publication; Southwestern Community College, School of Arts and Journalism, Chula Vista, CA
2003-2005 Teaching Associate, Intermediate Drawing & Composition,
San Diego State University, School of Art, Design, & Art History, San Diego, CA
2001 & 02 Graduate Teaching Associate, Public Speaking, San Diego State University,
School of Communication, San Diego, CA

ARTS WRITING & EDITING EXPERIENCE
2004-2006 Freelance Arts Writer, Riviera Magazine, Carlsbad, CA
2003-2007 Freelance Arts Writer, Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland, OH
2001 – present Freelance Arts Writer, The Independent Film & Video Monthly, New York, NY
1991 – 2010 Freelance Writer, Photographer, Artist, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA
1993-94 Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1991-93 Arts Editor, The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Accomando, Beth, “Maximizing the Experience,” KPBS On Air magazine, November 2006
Bruan, Janet, “Course Collaborate on Comic,” The Daily Aztec, January 26, 2010, page 1.
Caranicas, Peter, “Learning from Cipher: Car Mounts and Desert Locations Offer Real-World Experience for Student Crew,” In Camera On Campus, August 2004, page 20. (Article is also available online on Kodak’s Web site)
Carone, Angela, “alt.pictureshows: A New Breed of Film Festival,” Culture Lust blog at http://www.blogs.kpbs.org, Wednesday, August 27, 2008.
Chung, Jennifer, “Alternative film fest gives viewers a chance to ‘see what happens’,” The Daily Transcript, July 16, 2004, pages 4A and 5A.
Chute, Jim, “Creative Support: San Diego Foundation Program Enters Its Second Year of Awarding Grants Directly to Local Artists,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jun 30, 2013, pages E1 and E10.
McNenly, Casey, “Film Exhibit Flashes Shorts,” Beach & Bay Press, Thursday, July 22, 2004, pages B-1 and B-3. Rodey, James, “Alt.Pictureshow offers a glimpse of emerging film directors,” La Jolla Light, Thursday, July 22, 2004, pages 22.and 25.
Schinto, Jeanne, “She Eats 60 Twinkies: Second Annual alt.pictureshows,” Reader, July 15, 2004, page 87.
Crandall, Jordan, Trigger Project, Revolver Press, Oldenburg, Germany, 2002
Elliott, David, “Quick Takes on Film Fest Fare,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA September 19, 2002, page 17
Gordon, Sarah, “Affirmative Action!: San Diego Film Festival Opens Its Doors,” City Beat,
San Diego, CA, September 18, 2002, pages 38 – 39
Morlan, Kinsee, “For Art’s Sake: Neil Kendricks Brings Lifelong Experience to His New Role as Museum’s Film Curator,” San Diego City Beat, October 20, 2005
Rowe, Peter, “Lights, Camera, Comic Books: San Diego Filmmaker and Crew’s Documentary on Artists is a Labor of Love (on a Very Small Budget),” The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 21, 2011, pages A-1 and A-3.
Sanchez, Osvaldo & Garza, Cecilia, Fugitive Sites: New Contemporary Art Projects for
San Diego-Tijuana, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 2002
Unhold, Monica, “Two Nights, Two Film Festivals,” La Jolla Light, Thursday, August 28, 2008, page B3.
Vigilla, Herbert, “The Screen Scene,” The Daily Aztec, San Diego, CA, September 18, 2002

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