About

“He has the unique ability to make us laugh while simultaneously prompting thought.” – Jacquelyn Vaughn, Cincinnati CityBeat
“He yearns to create unique, unpredictable experiences, endeavers where both the artist and the recipient have a role to play.” – Jason Gargano, Cincinnati CityBeat
Voted Cincinnati’s “Best Local Artist” in 2006 by the readers of Cincinnati CityBeat, Kendall earned a BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with an emphasis in sculpture. His work has been presented in national juried exhibitions, preserved in the Rhizome.org Artbase, and displayed at numerous galleries and art venues. Kendall’s active pursuit of the arts is materialized through many forms of creative expression including music, graphic design, performance, sculpture and video.
In May 2003 Cincinnati Magazine named Kendall a member of the city’s “Creative Class” – one of “75 young, passionate people shaping Cincinnati’s future,” and in August 2003 Kendall was ranked #17 on Cincinnati CityBeat’s list of “Next Influentials.” More recently Kendall was described as”everyone’s favorite prolific eccentric” by Cincinnati CityBeat.
Together with Josh Flowers he created Pizza Infinity, a video production company, in 2005. Their short comedy films have won numerous awards, including “Best Picture” honors from the 48 Hour Film Project (Best of Chicago in 2006, Best of Cincinnati in 2008), and their short film, Robot Love from Another World, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

Voted Cincinnati’s “Best Local Artist” in 2006 by the readers of Cincinnati CityBeat, Kendall earned a BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with an emphasis in sculpture. His work has been presented in national juried exhibitions and displayed at numerous galleries and art venues. Kendall’s active pursuit of the arts is materialized through many forms of creative expression including music, graphic design, performance, sculpture and video. He recently exhibited his sculptures and video at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and was a regular contributor to The Infinite Vacation from Image Comics.

In May 2003 Cincinnati Magazine named Kendall a member of the city’s “Creative Class”—one of “75 young, passionate people shaping Cincinnati’s future,” and in August 2003 Kendall was ranked #17 on Cincinnati CityBeat’s list of “Next Influentials.” More recently Kendall was described as “everyone’s favorite prolific eccentric” by Cincinnati CityBeat.

Together with Josh Flowers he created Pizza Infinity, a video production company, in 2005. Their short comedy films have won numerous awards, including “Best Picture” honors from the 48 Hour Film Project (Best of Chicago in 2006, Best of Cincinnati in 2008), and their short film, Robot Love from Another World, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.

Kendall currently lives in Chicago, IL where he works as the Director of Brand Strategy and User Experience at Freeosk, Inc. He records a podcast, Let’s Get Serious, that features in-depth conversations with ambitious creative people.

contact
e-mail kendall@kendallbruns.com

video

Kendall has created many videos as a producer, writer, director and editor.

You can watch pretty much every one of these videos (with full cast and crew credits) in their entirety on this Vimeo channel: Kendall Bruns, Filmmaker

music
You can stream or download Kendall Bruns’ music here:
Kendall Bruns on bandcamp

Kendall was a founding member of the Koala Fires: www.koalafires.com

links
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awards & honors

2011
Best Ensemble Acting – Questionable Taste, Best of Underneath Cincinnati 2011

2010
Judges’ Choice 2nd Place – Chicago Bacon Takedown
Romance in a Can European Film Festival – Robot Love from Another World

2009
Short Film Corner – Cannes 2009 – Robot Love from Another World
Audience Choice Award – Questionable Taste, Columbus’ 48 HR Film Project
Official Selection – Robot Love from Another World, The Miami International FIlm Festival
Best Ensemble Acting Honorable Mention – Robot Love from Another World, Best of Underneath Cincinnati 2009

2008
Best Picture – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Acting – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Sound Design – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Costumes – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Use of Character – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Audience Choice Award – Robot Love from Another World, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Audience Choice Award – Robot Love from Another World, Underneath Cincinnati

2007
Best Screenplay – Hang in There, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Acting Ensemble – Hang in There, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Song – Hang in There, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Haircut – Cincinnati CityBeat
Most Original Concept – Cheese Knives, Best of Underneath Cincinnati

2006
Best Local Artist – Cincinnati CityBeat
Best Picture – All Two of Us, Chicago’s 48 HR Film Project
Producer’s Choice Award – Mustache of Lies, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Audience Choice Award – All Two of Us, Chicago’s 48 HR Film Project
Audience Choice Award – Mustache of Lies, Underneath Cincinnati
Audience Choice Award – Cheese Knives, Underneath Cincinnati
Best Use of Character – All Two of Us, Chicago’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Use of Prop – All Two of Us, Chicago’s 48 HR Film Project
Best Comic to Film Adaptation – Utter Chaos, Students of the Unusual Film Showcase

2005
Audience Choice Award – Exploded, Underneath Cincinnati
Best Music – Exploded, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project
Audience Choice Runnerup – Exploded, Cincinnati’s 48 HR Film Project

2003
No. 17 on the Next Influentials Arts Rankings – Cincinnati CityBeat

2002
Hardest Working Artist in Cincinnati (Generation Next) – Cincinnati CityBeat