Cecil B. Feeder was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by a play-write and a physician. At the age of seven he began studying violin. By his freshman year at San Francisco's Urban High, he had performed in the Berkeley Youth Orchestra for four years. At this point he discovered the drums. Although he has learned to play guitar and many other instraments, he hasn't played violin since the day he heard AC/DC.
While attending high school, he played drums in the school band, volunteered as Electrical Assistant with performance artist George Coates, creator of the performance piece, "Hoipoli," which was shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cecil also worked at San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum. After graduation, he moved to Northern California where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in a self-created degree, "Technology in the Arts."
His classes at Humboldt State University in Arcata California included; photography, music, audio design, electronic music, theatrical lighting design, experimental lighting, physical science of sound, physical science of light and color, performance art, metal sculpture and more.
After college he focused on his musical career. He moved back to the Bay Area with his band at the time, Hockaloogie. Later he formed a group called the Bar Feeders, a celebrated local band with which he is still actively involved. During a live webcast from The Great American Music Hall for a Riffage Web TV series, a young director named Mike Sloat approached the band about a music video. Soon, the video was created; a lasting friendship and partnership was forged.
Later, Cecil approached Mike about his own short movie idea that was inspired by the woes of city parking in San Francisco. On March 9th, 2003 the short film "Meter Maid Me Mad" was premiered at the Zeitgeist, home of the Zeitgeist International Film Festival. "MMMM" was later accepted to the Festival in Zurich, and is currently being used as a teaching aid by the film department at San Francisco State University as well as the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic. Virginia Ramos, AKA The Tamale Lady, attended the first screening of "MMMM" and enjoyed it. She approached Cecil and requested that he make a documentary about her to premiere at her 50th birthday party. He responded by calling the community to create 30 second songs about her, and thus the rockumentary "Our Lady of Tamale" was born. The film's original soundtrack resulted in a 50 song tribute CD.
After the premier at the Zeitgeist, "OLOT" was invited to the Film Arts Foundation Festival and screened on October 31st at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco and then again November 10th at the 's fund raising event for Project Open Hand, a non-profit organization which provides home-cooked meals to local Bay Area men, women, and children living with AIDS. "OLOT" also played at the Egyptian theatre in Los Angeles for the Artivist Film Festival.
Cecil B. Feeder is currently living in San Francisco, working on documentaries and music videos, as well as playing in his band The Bar Feeders.