Spirit of Wonder in Alumni: Kam Kindschi ’20

Fall 2023
Photo of Alum Kam Kindschi on set as a producer

Photo provided by Kam Kindschi

KAM KINDSCHI ’20 was raised in Bullhead City, Arizona, a small town nestled along the Colorado River. Growing up, he was constantly creating, from making YouTube videos with friends to dabbling in graphic design.

After high school, Kindschi recalls, “I went to community college, and I was living at home with my parents. I was taking classes and was like, ’I have no idea what I want to do.’”

However, everything changed when his father stumbled across a Craigslist ad calling for a production assistant.

To his surprise, Kindschi found himself on an overnight shoot of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” He instantly fell in love with unscripted television, discovering an entire industry dedicated to creating reality shows, game shows and documentary series.

The next morning, he remembers coming home and telling his father, “I’ve been up all night. I am gonna work in television.”

He enrolled in the film and television program at the University of Arizona. Between working multiple jobs and studying, Kindschi took every opportunity he could to freelance.

Since his graduation, Kindschi’s career has catapulted into success. As a freelance producer, he has worked with prominent networks such as Peacock, Roku and Netflix. He has produced with shows such as Fox’s “MasterChef,” Netflix’s “Get Organized with The Home Edit,” and Prime Video’s “Making the Cut.”

His career has taken him around the world. Recently, he spent over a month in Italy working on an upcoming project, and he is booked until near the end of the year.

While he expressed gratitude for all his experiences, one of the most fulfilling was a six-week gig as a date producer in Hawaii during filming for “Temptation Island.”

“I feel like Hawaii was the first show where I got to go to a location I always wanted to and I really felt like I was reaping the benefits of all my hard work.”

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