Fri Feb 22, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Gloria Talks Funny

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Kendall Goldberg
Narrative Short
U.S.A. | 18 min | 2017

When struggling voice actress, Gloria, discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising her role as the famous BioBoy.

Gloria Talks Funny film poster | Kendall Goldberg, Director

Kendall Goldberg, Director | Gloria Talks FunnyKendall Goldberg
Director, Writer

Originally from Chicago, 23-year-old Kendall Goldberg is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. Kendall is fresh off the release of her debut feature WHEN JEFF TRIED TO SAVE THE WORLD, starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Jim O’Heir (Parks & Recreation). It was awarded the International Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Prize for Best Directorial Debut at the 2018 Heartland Film Festival and the Indie Vision Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2018 Twin Cities Film Festival. The film is currently on all VOD platforms via Gunpowder & Sky. Kendall graduated with a B.F.A. in Film Production from Chapman University. While there she was selected as a Marion Knott Scholar and was mentored by Producer Richard Gladstein (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight). She was honored with both the Women of Chapman Endowed Filmmaker Grant and the Zonta Award for her thesis film GLORIA TALKS FUNNY, starring Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory, Astroboy). GLORIA went on to screen at over 50 festivals and won several awards, including a $60,000 Panavision New Filmmaker Grant. Her doc short DEMPSEY THE DIABETIC SUPERHERO was a Student Academy Awards Semifinalist. Kendall recently signed with Chicago-based commercial / music video production company StrangeLoop, and directed a series of six videos for Walgreens and Second City Works. She also directed a music video for Chicago hip-hop artist Appleby, “Lady Sunshine.” She was selected as a mentee for the 2018 Women In Film Mentoring Program.

Film Information

Director: Kendall Goldberg
Country: U.S.A
.Year: 2017
Language:  English
Runtime:  18 min
Rated:  R


Producer: Michael Stanziale
Writer: Kendall Goldberg

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