Cy Kuckenbaker


Advisory Board Member

Joined NMR in: 

June 2013

Cy Kuckenbaker is an independent filmmaker, photographer and college professor based in San Diego, California. He received his MFA in film direction from the California Institute of the Arts, was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 and served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eastern Europe. He is the director of both fiction and documentary films that have screened at many domestic and international film festivals including MoMA NY, Centre Pompidou Paris, The Los Angeles IFF, The Vancouver IFF, the Viennale, The Big Muddy FF, The Calgary IFF and many others. In 2010 his feature documentary Bush League received the Best Feature Doc award at the New Jersey IFF and his human rights doc short INDENTURED screened at the U.S. Pentagon and the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee. In 2012 his short f/x film Landings at San Diego Int. received over four million views online and was re-posted by hundreds of websites including PetaPixel, The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic, BoingBoing, the AOL Homepage, Designboom, Journal Du Design and many others. Most recently Cy received the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Grant to work on a one-year project in partnership with MOPA San Diego. Cy is an adjunct film professor at San Diego City College and also creates films for private clients.