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Xavier Mendik

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Known for  Cult film studies
Name  Xavier Mendik
Role  Filmmaker

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Born  1967/1968 (age 47–48)Birmingham, England, UK
Occupation  Documentary filmmaker, professor, author, festival director
Books  100 Cult Films, Tenebre O Tenebrae

Xavier Mendik is an English documentary filmmaker, author, and festival director. He is an Associate Professor in Film and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Media at Birmingham City University, and formerly at the University of Brighton. He also runs the Cult Film Archive and is the Director of Cine-Excess International Film Festival.



Mendik teaches at Birmingham City University. He runs Cine-Excess and maintains the Cult Film Archive, a large repository of cult films. At Brunel University, he taught classes on "Buffy studies" and other cult media properties.

Along with Ernest Mathijs, Mendik is the author of 100 Cult Films, a project of the British Film Institute. The book attracted controversy for its selections. With Mathijs, he also co-edited The Cult Film Reader.

Personal life

Mendik was born in Birmingham, England, UK.


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