Originally from Chicago, LA-based filmmaker Kendall Goldberg graduated with a B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. It was there that she was honored with two prestigious awards — the Women of Chapman Endowed Filmmaker Grant and the Zonta Award — to help make her thesis film, GLORIA TALKS FUNNY, starring Candi Milo (DEXTER’S LABORATORY, ASTROBOY). Her documentary short DEMPSEY THE DIABETIC SUPERHERO was a Semi Finalist in the 44th annual Student Academy Awards, and along with GLORIA, it was selected as a part of the 2017 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut series, which screens at the Director’s Guild in LA and New York. Goldberg recently wrapped production on her first feature film, WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD, starring Jon Heder and Jim O'Heir. Her short film proof of concept for the feature (also starring Heder and O'Heir), premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival and IFF Boston. Her short SWIPE RIGHT was a finalist in the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, and has screened at several Academy Award qualifying festivals, including LA Shorts and Austin Film Festival.
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