In his everlasting pursuit of doing awesome stuff, Timothy Kendall has worked on an eclectic mix of storytelling genres in various mediums throughout his career. He's most known for his entertainment-driven, often surreal and playful style of directing. Yet his grounded and thoughtful approach to each story keeps him current in many genres. His work showcases a combination of big storytelling and smart comedy with a strength in capturing subtle performances in fun situations. A skill that's invaluable when working with celebrities, athletes, and Chinese Mega stars… It also helps that he doesn't know who any of them are.
Kendall grew up in Arizona making “epic war movies” with the neighborhood kids. Yet that was just an excuse to play with fireworks. Much later he went to Art Center College of Design where he learned the valuable lesson of paying back heavy student loans. After a short stint editing commercials and independent films, Kendall began directing television commercials for major American brands.
Normally this is the part of the bio where you’re given an overwhelmingly pretentious list of accolades and awards. Can we just mention that a lot of people appreciate his work? You know... people like Cannes, Clios, ADDY, AICP, etc. ...for big brands like Honda, Samsung, Toyota, Geico, Dr. Pepper, Chevy, Microsoft, ESPN, BMW... Damn I did it.
His background in commercials has proven a gateway to narrative storytelling that has blossomed into TV pilots, episodic television, and features films.
Timothy lives in Pasadena, California with his wife, daughter, and son. But no dog and no picket fence. It's not that perfect, okay?
In his free time, Timothy wonders if anyone really reads bios.