Brent Kado

Curriculum Vitae


Adjunct Faculty Columbia College 

Vice President Chicago Comedy Film Festival (CCFF)

2014 CCFF partnered with Collective Digital Studios of Los Angeles to curate content

10+ years developing feature, short, commercial works under Flowfeel Films

In 2015 Flowfeel Digital signs with Collab Studios to manage new digital comedy content



    Ph.D. (finished course work), American Studies (Film and Video Studies), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 2009-Present

    M.A., Liberal Studies, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. 2006.

Dissertation: Blues and the Machine: An Analysis of the Chicago Blues District

    B.S., Political Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN. 1998



    Narrative Feature-Off the Cuff (2009), Producer/Writer/Director

    Narrative Feature-Welcome to Gentle Waters (2010), Producer/Writer/Director, Official Selection Lake County Film Festival

    Narrative Feature- A Short History of Drugs in the Valley (Post-production), Producer/Writer/Director

    Documentary- Festival (Post-production), Producer/Co-Director

    Documentary- Michael Palascak Stand Up Special (Post-Production) Producer/Director

    Narrative Short - BATTER (2013), Producer/First A.D.

    Web Series-Through the Mirror, Producer/Director, over 175,000 views online

    Music Video-Golden Ghost (2011), Producer/Writer/Director, Official Selection Chicago Filmmakers Seen and Heard Music Video Series 2011

    Music Video- Indiana Weekend (2014) Producer/Director


Clients: Umphreys McGee New Years Eve at the Riviera-Director; North Coast Music Festival-Director; Dixies Tupperware Party-Director, Brian Paulus Racing, Kosiousko Cares



    The Orphanage, Solo Exhibit 2008

    Acoustic Chicago Music and Art Showcase, Group Exhibit 2008

    Humboldt Park Art Fair, Group Exhibit 2009

    Orbit Room, Group Exhibit 2009

    The Galaxie, Group Exhibit 2009

    And Yet It Moves, Novel 2001

    Jambase, 2001

    Jambase, 2002

    New City, 2005

    Chicagoist, 2005

    Chicago Innerview, 2005-2006

    Gapersblock, 2006-2008

    Hungry? Chicago, 2006

    Thirsty? Chicago, 2006, 2007-2008

    Lumpen, 2007

    Glide Magazine, 2008

    Echo Magazine, 2009

    Jambase, 2010

    Glide Magazine, 2012



    Recipient, Lynn Fellowship, Purdue University. 2009-2013

    Graduated Cum Laude, DePaul University. 2006

    Winner, Black Diaspora Studies Essay Contest, DePaul University. 2005



Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College

Los Angeles/Chicago Present


President, Flowfeel Films

Los Angeles/Chicago Present

Produce short, feature, web series, and music video.


 Vice President, Chicago Comedy Film Festival

Chicago, IL Present

Manage communication with press and media outlets for all festival events and announcements. Coordinate special events across multiple platforms.


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN. 2010-2012

Description: Assisting course professor in cultural anthropological courses and teaching the weekly supplemental course lab.


Academic Staff Professional First Year Program, DePaul University

Chicago, IL. Fall 2008

Description: Act as a liaison between instructor and students and integrate incoming students to the DePaul University community.  Provide a platform for new students to explore, understand and benefit from their academic related experiences.


 Media Consultant, Lotus (Band)

Chicago, IL. and on location. April,  2008-December 2012

Description: Coordinate bands on-site media requests at national concerts and festivals. Work with band and Chicago media to facilitate journalists, photographers and videographers needs.


Publisher, Editor and Lead Writer, Avant/Chicago

Chicago, IL. 2005-Present

Description: Cultural and Arts Website. "Astute vision, hilarious." Bryant Manning, Entertainment Weekly. "For the young, the hip, and generally in the know." Chicago Tribune. "A Renaissance man" Jessica Herman, Chicago Sun-Times.


Instructor/Team Leader, America Reads Tutoring

Chicago, IL. March 2003-May 2005

Description: Managed daily assignments, worked with students to develop reading and organization skills, and coordinated learning activities with Chicago Public School teachers and administrator.


94' Tone - PG-13 Comedy. In the tradition of Dazed and Confused and American Pie. 

Log Line - It's the summer of 1994. A group of vivacious college kids, stuck in their dull hometown, search for the raddest parties. With no other way to pass the time they push the limits in creating their own fun. How far will they go for excitement? 

My Year with the Hipsters Tone - PG-13 Pop Culture Dramedy. In the tradition of Boogie Nights and Pineapple Express.

Log Line - A budding nightlife photographer navigates the vapid and sultry terrain of the 2004 scene. Faced with mounting pressure to make a success of his life matched with an infatuation with a stunning siren, he feels compelled to make a thrilling choice that will alter his future. 

Luck of the Irish Tone - PG-13 Buddy Comedy. In the tradition of The Hangover and Superbad. 

Log Line - It’s St. Patricks Day and Chicago is celebrating. Dylan and his friends always head to the South Side Irish Parade, but Dylan has overslept and must navigate the craziness of the drunken city to meet his friends in time for the parade. 

I-5 Tone: PG-13 Action Thriller. Unstoppable meets Smokey and the Bandit.

Log Line - When Derrick is offered an irresistible chance he agrees to transport a danergous substance to Mexico. He’s pursued by gangsters, the CIA and a slew of other questionable characters, along the way picking up a beautiful girl who becomes more than just a passenger.