About Ken Volok

Ken Volok first gained recognition as a filmmaker, actor, photographer, stage director, painter and writer in Santa Barbara, California. While attending the University of California Santa Barbara he created four TV spots for the legendary L.A. clothier Retail Slut, and assisted with the groundbreaking documentary, Zapatista, for Big Noise Films. After graduating, Volok has been involved in a variety of art exhibitions throughout California and various stage and film-video projects. Inspired by a friend, poet John Giorno, and a bloody surfing accident, Volok founded the influential, artist-centric HE@D Magazine, which gained national attention. During this time he completed two of his short films: Oxygen in 2004; and Genuine in 2005; as well as creating a variety of commercials. He also assisted theater icon Michael Kearns in his 20th Annviversary stage production of Jerker in 2006, which premiered at Highways performance space in Santa Monica. In 2008 he directed two more short films, On Board?, Beauty, and began work on the experimental documentary on Santa Barbara entitled Land of Milk and Honey for the Sullivan-Goss Gallery. Land of Milk and Honey was completed in January 2009, and is released with an accompanying book of Volok's photography by the same name. Volok's current pet projects include a feature length neo-realist suspense thriller,"Day of Wrath". He is also an avid surfer and skateboarder.
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Ken Volok has written 3 articles so far, you can find them below.

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VIRGINIA’S PARTY (Restored) – Short Film by Ken Volok

Ken Volok’s 1998 experimental, MTV-esque make-out-orgy film where everyone is fair and pleasurable game. Made with the help of Virginia Williams, Aubrey Anable, Justin O. Silverman and Jesse Phelps.

April 27, 2010 0
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CAUGHT INSIDE A DREAM – A Photo Essay by Ken Volok

Filmmaker extraordinaire and lover of the curl, Ken Volok, shares a personal photo essay with us about the dream-like qualities of surfing.

March 1, 2010 1
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KEN VOLOK – New Interview by the Examiner!

Our own Ken Volok was just interviewed by the Examiner! It is a great article and a good insight into who Ken is and what he does. Be sure to follow the link and read the whole story!

January 6, 2010 0