Filmmaker

Visiting Artist

Mark Kendall

Mark Kendall was born in Minneapolis in 1982. His feature-length debut film, LA CAMIONETA, was selected as a New York Times Critics' Pick, one of IndieWire's “Top Docs of 2013,” and one of Fandor's “Best Political Films of 2013,” marking him as “a name to watch” in Variety and garnering an award from the International Documentary Association. His films have been screened at the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Gene Siskel Film Center, Anthology Film Archives, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and at festivals such as SXSW, Los Angeles, Guadalajara, É Tudo Verdade, and SANFIC. Kendall has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, Sundance Institute, Film Society of Lincoln Center, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Brown Foundation. The artist has received additional support for his work from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Berlinale Talents, IFP and the Jerome Foundation, and has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Dora Maar House, and The Bogliasco Foundation. Kendall holds a B.A. and M.A. from Vanderbilt University -- where he was named to the CEDA All-American Debate Team -- and an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. 

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Visiting Artist

Tony Drazan

Anthony Peter Drazan is an American film director and screenwriter. He grew up in Cedarhurst, New York. He is best known for writing and directing the 1992 film Zebrahead, his film directing debut. Zebrahead was produced by Chuck Mitchell. His other film directing credits include Imaginary Crimes starring Harvey Keitel and Hurlyburly starring Sean Penn. He also directed episodes of the television series Trinity and The West Wing.[4] His last directing credit was the 2003 television film E.D.N.Y. From November 2012 to January 2013, Drazan performed in the autobiographical one-man show entitled The Nod on Off-Off-Broadway

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Bill Morrison

"One of the most adventurous American filmmakers" - Variety, 12/11/11


Bill Morrison‘s films often combine archival film material set to contemporary music. He has collaborated with some of the most influential composers of our time, including John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Gavin Bryars, Dave Douglas, Richard Einhorn, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Henryk Gørecki, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Steve Reich, among many others.

 “Decasia” (67 min, 2002), a collaboration with the composer Michael Gordon, was selected to the US Library of Congress’ 2013 National Film Registry, becoming the most modern film named to the list that preserves works of “great cultural, historic or aesthetic significance to the nation’s cinematic heritage.” Morrison's films are also in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the EYE Film Institute. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received the Alpert Award for the Arts, an NEA Creativity Grant, Creative Capital, and a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His theatrical projection design has been recognized with two Bessie awards and an Obie Award.


 In 2013, Morrison was honored with retrospective programs in four different countries: the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis; the Vila Do Conde Short Film Festival, Portugal; the Adelaide Film Festival, Australia; and the Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark.


 In 2014 “The Great Flood” opened theatrically in the US, and was released on DVD by Icarus Films. “The Miners Hymns” was screened with live musical performances as part of a seven city tour of the US, Amsterdam, and the UK, produced by Forma Arts & Media.


Morrison will have a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY in October – November 2014.

 Morrison’s work is distributed by Icarus Films in North America, and the BFI in the UK.

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