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).
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. The film was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films after an award-winning festival circuit. Kendall is a graduate of Chapman University’s film program, has screened at festivals worldwide, was selected as a Panavision New Filmmaker Grant recipient, 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, Walgreens, Carvana, and more.
Kendall loves genre blending, and her work is comedy forward and character-driven. She is represented by Avalon Management, CAA, Gravy Films, and Jackoway Austen.