An award-winning director at the ripe age of 20, Kendall has a diversified slate of short films and currently has a feature in production and two others in development. Her most recent short film, Bark Mitzvah, is currently in it's festival circuit. She was hired to direct this and work with Tony-Award-winning dog trainer extraordinaire, Bill Berloni, as well as 12 dogs and a cat. In fact, working with animals is her specialty. Animals and babies. She will only make a film if it contains some sort of animal and a few babies.
That was just a joke. Not sure how it read, but at least she tried. (And when I say "she" I mean "me" because, clearly, I'm writing this about myself in the third person, since that's what everyone does for their website bios).
Anyway, since I am a "filmmaker" (whatever that means), I should probably do more showing rather than telling...
Bark Mitzvah is a mockumentary-style short film that follows a Jewish family as they throw an extravagant coming-of-age celebration...for their dog. Naturally, doggie drama abounds, but the family comes out stronger in the end. After all, you can’t have a Bark Mitzvah without a little bite!
This film is currently in festival circuit.
Jeff is the manager of Winky's World. He goes to work at the same time every day, sells the same bowling lanes every day, and avoids the same people every day. Routine is Jeff's middle name, and he likes it that way.
When his boss’s ex-husband decides to sell the bowling alley, Jeff has to work with what he’s got: a high school stoner, a perverted janitor, a 90-year-old bowling champion, a sassy kitchen worker, and the occasional, drug-induced conversation with Pac-Man. After discovering the truth hidden within the walls of the bowling alley, it's up to Jeff to save the place he's come to call home.