Ted Fendt

Field of Practice:

Visual

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany

Year:

2020, 2021

Born 1989 in Philadelphia/USA.

Ted Fendt is a filmmaker and translator based in Berlin/Germany. He studied at New York University, New York/USA and spent an egregious amount of time in the city’s repertory cinemas before working in their projection booths for many years. Between 2012 and 2016, he made a series of 16mm films about everyday suburban life in New Jersey and neighboring Philadelphia with non-professional actors culled from his group of friends, the last of which, »Short Stay«, was premiered at the Berlinale Forum in Berlin. His following film, »Classical Period« (Berlinale Forum 2018), shifted focus to more literary matter with in-depth conversations about Dante, Catholic religious martyrs, Denise Levertov, and other topics. His first film set in Europe and filmed in German, »Outside Noise«, is being funded by the Jeonju Cinema Project: Next Edition and will premiere in 2020 at the Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju/South Korea. Since relocating to Europe, he has been at work on a series of 16mm portraits of places he has lived.