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 for film & video, theater, live events and the visual arts. His works have been exhibited in 18 countries worldwide.
In his highly stylized and darkly surreal genre-infused works, Kennelly examines the prismatic nature of identity - broken, mistaken, clashed, crossed, unknown. 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 fellowships, 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 35th year, as well as serving on their board of directors. He is also the Artistic Director of Film Maudit 2.0, a festival of counter-cinema that he founded in 2019.
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. His recent short film 'Hammurabi' (2020) is distributed by Alter and available for streaming on YouTube.
Kennelly is currently in post-production on the feature film Earth or The Monster of Tierra Amarilla, for which he served as director and editor.