As well as working as a full-time video post-production guru (editing, sound design, coloring, post supervision), PATRICK KENNELLY writes, produces, directs, and curates works for film & video, theater, live events and the visual arts. In his highly stylized and darkly surreal genre-infused works, Kennelly examines the fun-house nature of modern identity politics and looks for its causes at the personal, social, and political level. What is unleashed is a style of extreme "raw pop."
Kennelly was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award for Theater, and has received numerous fellowship, grants, and awards for his work. He received his BFA in Film/Video at Cal Arts and an MFA in Theater Direction at UCLA.
Kennelly is Artistic Director at renowned experimental arts center Highways Performance Space & Gallery, in its 30th year, as well as serving on their board of directors.
Kennelly's debut feature film Excess Flesh, which world premiered at SXSW in March 2015 to much controversy and divisiveness (The Daily Beast called it “the most twisted movie at SXSW—and of the year.”) is distributed by Midnight Releasing and is available on VOD/DVD.