Kurt Feldhun


Born in New York City, Feldhun has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. He graduated from NYU Film School in 1986 and soon after became immersed in the music video business when he took a position assisting accomplished music video director Mark Pines (Yoko Ono, Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Hall and Oates.) Soon after, Feldhun was hired as main cameraman for "New York's Miller Time Concerts on the Pier" which featured artists such as Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Ted Nugent, Black Uhuru, Crosby Stills and Nash and a slew of other big-name acts. When the concert series ended, Feldhun produced a voter registration spot for MTV featuring Cyndi Lauper and soon after got a call from the legendary band, Bad Brains to direct their first music video. The video for the song "Hired Gun" , premiered on the very first episode of MTV's "120 Minutes". Feldhun's next music video was for a dance music artist named Nocera. Feldhun's video for the hit single, "Let's Go" was premiered by Downtown Julie Brown on "Club MTV". During the late '80's, Feldhun also produced a half-hour documentary for MCA Records on "The Damned" which aired on MTV as well as directing spots for The United Way of New York City and The Martin Luther King, JR. Institute for Nonviolence.

While working in the film and music business, Feldhun also worked as a music journalist and photographer. His interviews with Ice T, Ice Cube, and 2 Live Crew as well as his photographs of Public Enemy speaking at Rikers Island Prison, appeared in music magazines and newspapers around the world. He was also Associate Publisher and Advertising Director for New Route Magazine, a music magazine distributed on college campuses nation wide with a circulation of over 100,000.

Feldhun spent a year in Australia performing music and producing a live weekly hip-hop performance night called "Scratch The Platterpus" at Sydney's hottest night club, "The Freezer". One event, entitled "Night Of The Living Homegirls" ,was one of the world's first evenings of hip hop performance featuring all female artists.

Feldhun also composes music for film, television, and video and has scored pieces for a variety of clients including The Seattle Seahawks,United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, University of Washington, John Deere, Kraft Foods, The Seattle Times, and Pyramid Communications.

In 1992, Feldhun moved to Seattle to start a film and music production company called Filmus Maximus with his old friend and former N.Y.U. classmate, Barbara Ireland.

Over the past 10 years with Filmus Maximus, Inc., Feldhun has directed, produced and edited projects for Sky Cries Mary, Tacoma General Hospital, Alaska Airlines, John Deere, Nordstrom, The Seattle Times, The University of Washington, and several pieces for Native American foundations and causes including United Indians Of All Tribes Foundation, The Northwest Indian Youth Conference, The Alaska Native Health Board, The Galena Tribal Council, and The Alaska Federation of Natives, to name a few. One of his personal favorites is a short documentary he edited for the Red Feather Development Group with the music of Pearl Jam and the narration of Robert Redford. The video recently caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey who promptly awarded the foundation $100,000 and featured sections of the video on her show. Feldhun also co-wrote a feature length screenplay entitled Skid Road Coyote which made it to the semi-final round of the Sundance Native script writers workshop.

In November, 2001, Feldhun received the award for "Best Documentary Short" from the American Indian Film Institute for his documentary entitled "Bernie Whitebear : Modern Warrior" which he directed, produced , edited and scored.