kendall goldberg

kendall goldberg

What top three movies would you say shaped who you are as a director?

In Bruges, Burn After Reading, Little Miss Sunshine

Honorable Mention: Paddington 2

Hidden talents?

Truly so many to choose from. But for the purpose of this exercise… I can find a lost earring in grass and I can immediately tell what song is playing in a loud restaurant just off of the bass-line (assuming I have heard the song before). 

What three things would you bring with you to a deserted island?

Firstly, I’d never go to a deserted island alone or in any way where I could possibly become stranded there. But, in this hypothetical situation, just off the tippy-top of my head, I would bring a never-ending pizza box, a satellite phone with a pizza delivery number programmed in, and some sunscreen.

Quote to live by

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. —Albert Einstein” —Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter

Favorite midnight snack?

Parmesan-crusted grilled cheese.



kendall goldberg

kendall goldberg

Her origin story begins in the suburbs of Chicago, but Kendall Goldberg is no sheltered Midwesterner. She has been to UFO conventions in the high desert, skydiving (indoors), she’s trekked the uninhabited islands of the Galápagos, she’s spelunked Belizean caves, she’s even been hailed down a Canadian river in a giant hamster ball. Despite these many adventures, nothing has ever made her as happy as being on set, directing (you can wipe your tears).

Kendall loves genre blending, and her work is comedy forward and character-driven. At 22 years old, she was somehow able to convince an amazing ensemble of Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Anna Konkle & Maya Erskine (PEN15), and Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation) to star in her debut feature "When Jeff Tried To Save The World." Kendall is a graduate of Chapman University’s film program, has screened at festivals worldwide, was selected as a Panavision New Filmmaker, a Student Academy Awards Semifinalist, a Women In Film Mentee, and a participant in the Big Vision Empty Wallet Lab. She co-created, produced, and directed a pilot with Derek Waters (Drunk History) and Comedy Central, and has directed campaigns for companies including Nissan, TheAthletic, BarkBox, The Honest Company, Carvana, and more.