H.P. Mendoza

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H.P. Mendoza
Born (1977-03-13) March 13, 1977 (age 41)
San Francisco, California, United States
Partner(s) Mark Del Lima
Website hpmendoza.com

H. P. Mendoza (born 13 March 1977, San Francisco, California) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and musician. He is best known for his micro-budget work as screenwriter, composer and lyricist on Colma: The Musical (2006), as well as his follow-up musical and directorial debut, Fruit Fly (2010). Mendoza's musical films have been dubbed "mumblechoral"[1] by Steve Seid of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Mendoza was inducted into Essential SF by San Francisco Film Society alongside Terry Zwigoff and Judy Stone.

Mendoza also wrote and directed the 2012 film I Am a Ghost as well as the 2014 magic documentary Now and at the Hour. His entry into political cinema, Great Hymn of Thanksgiving/Conversation Storm is slated for a 2015 release.

Along with his feature films, Mendoza is also known for his music in films and albums, notably his first album, Everything is Pop, re-released for its 10th anniversary in 2014.


Year Film Credited as Role
Director Cinematographer Writer Editor Music Actor
2006 Colma: The Musical No Yes Yes Yes Rodel
2007 Option 3 Yes Yes Yes Bison (voice)
2008 Abuela Yes co-director
2009 Fruit Fly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Mark
2010 A Lower Power Yes
2011 Longhorns Yes Yes
2012 Yes, We're Open Yes Yes Yes Brett
2013 I Am a Ghost Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2014 Now and at the Hour Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 Great Hymn of Thanksgiving/Conversation Storm Yes Yes Yes
2016 Superpowerless (film) Yes Sam (Liberty Boy)


Year Film Credited as Role
Director Cinematographer Writer Editor Music Actor
2009 LALA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Himself
2010 Obscura Yes Yes Yes Yes
2011 Bedsider Yes Yes Yes


  • 2004 - Everything is Pop
  • 2006 - Nomad
  • 2006 - Colma: The Musical (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2009 - Fruit Fly (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2009 - Elsewhere
  • 2011 - Longhorns (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2011 - A Lower Power (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2012 - I Am a Ghost (original motion picture soundtrack)
  • 2012 - Yes, We're Open (original motion picture soundtrack)


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