Kurt Feldhun is an award winning director, producer, editor, writer, composer, tv host, and recording artist.
He is currently co-directing a feature length documentary on The Flamin' Groovies. (grooviesmovie.com)
He was the director, editor, and co-host of "Fishin' Impossible" which aired on ESPN International in over 72 countries. Kurt has directed documentaries, music videos and tv shows as well as commercial projects for clients such as Google, Starbucks, Microsoft and John Deere. His music video for the legendary Bad Brains premiered on MTV and his documentary work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and earned him an Emmy nomination.
Feldhun also composes music for film and television. Several of his songs appear in the "The Heart of the Game" (Disney/Miramax) and on the following networks: NBC, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, ESPN International, MTV, National Geographic, Oxygen, Showtime, VH1, OWN, Starz, Style Network, Travel Channel.
Kurt Feldhun and William Tyler Smith finish production on a feature documentary called "The Incredible Flamin' Groovies Movie" about this legendary band from San Francisco. They are now working on the edit.
Biography: Kurt Feldhun
As an award winning director, producer, editor, composer, writer and performer, Kurt Feldhun has been involved in a vast range of projects over the past 30 years and has worked with a diversity of world famous artists.
Feldhun began his career in the entertainment business while attending NYU film school in the 1980's. As cameraman for The Miller Time Concerts on the Pier in NYC, he got to work with artists such as Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Black Uhuru, King Crimson, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Cyndi Lauper and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
After graduating from NYU, Feldhun was asked to direct a music video for the legendary Bad Brains. The video for the song "Hired Gun" was featured on MTV's "120 Minutes". Clips from the video can also be seen in the highly acclaimed documentary "Punk Attitude" directed by Don Letts. Feldhun went on to direct, produce and edit several music videos for artists such as Nocera, Sky Cries Mary, Delesh, and Bitches With Sticks.
Feldhun is also known for his work as a documentary filmmaker. His documentary "Bernie Whitebear: A Modern Warrior" won the American Indian Film Institute Award for Best Short Documentary. He also co-produced and edited the Emmy nominated "Building One House" , a short film about the Red Feather Development Group, an organization which builds houses for Native American elders living in abject poverty. The film was narrated by Robert Redford and featured the music of Pearl Jam. The documentary caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey who gave the organization $100,000 from her Angel Network and featured parts of the documentary on her show.
While living in NYC in the late 1980s, Feldhun was also a freelance music journalist and photographer covering the burgeoning rap scene. His interviews with Ice T, Ice Cube, and 2 Live Crew, as well as his photographs of Public Enemy performing at Rikers Island Prison, appeared in music magazines and newspapers around the world.
Feldhun also composes music for film and television. Several of his songs are featured in the documentary "The Heart of the Game" (Disney/Miramax) and "Loaded", a thriller starring Jesse Metcalfe(Desperate Housewives) and Chace Crawford. His music compositions have been used nationally and internationally in film and TV for the following networks: NBC, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, E!, Encore, ESPN International, TruTV, MTV, National Geographic Explorer, Oxygen, OWN, VH1, Palladia, Showtime, Starz, Style Network, Travel Channel and the Movie Channel. Feldhun has also scored pieces for a variety of corporate clients including Microsoft, The Seattle Seahawks, John Deere, Kraft Foods, and The Seattle Times.
As a recording artist, Feldhun's solo album, "The Life and Times of Sugar Daddy Longlegs" hit #6 on the electronic chart on the internationally recognized radio station KEXP, Seattle. He also co-wrote, produced and recorded a sultry, down tempo electronica album entitled "From A Horizontal Position" featuring chanteuse Nikol Kollars. The duo called themselves Delesh and released their debut album on Feldhun's own label, Baby Candy Records. Delesh garnered great reviews from the Seattle Times and from Marlene Goldman, a freelance journalist for Rolling Stone Online.
As a performer, Kurt has played in such legendary clubs as the Knitting Factory and CBGB's as a guitarist and song writer for Baby Tapeworm, a gritty NYC punk band. Since then he has been immersed in the music and film industries in New York City, Seattle and Australia. He also plays guitar with hard rock band Bitches With Sticks.
Recently, Feldhun wss the director, co-host, editor and composer for the TV Show "Fishin' Impossible" which aired on ESPN International in 75 countries and on the World Fishing Network (WFN) in the U.S.
Feldhun is currently co-directing a feature documentary on the legendary band, The Flamin' Groovies and continues to compose music for film,tv, commercials, corporate videos and web media.