Filmmaker David Kennedy: Born to a CBS executive in New York City, Kennedy is a veteran of wildlife films and a member of the New York Explorer’s Club. Kennedy honed his skills in Los Angeles working alongside producer Michael Nesmith. He has fifteen years of experience in film and media. Currently working at Reuters editing two films about climate set in the US. Worked in the first half of 2021 for the UN FACTI Panel producing media on international financial corruption. Edited a Reuters film in 2020 about the South African coal industry for PBS series Earth Focus. This film won a 2021 Los Angeles area Emmy Award.

Past employment includes working with multi-Emmy winning filmmaker Alison Argo, editing her award winning film The Last Pig, an Official Selection for 36 film festivals around the globe.  Winner of the Grand Prize for Environmental Documentary at Innsbruck Nature Film Festival and Finalist for Impact at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. He also edited Argo’s film Parrot Confidential for PBS’s Nature series.

Worked as producer and lead editor of Huntwatch – a feature-length documentary on the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s forty year campaign to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada, which many consider the birth of the animal welfare movement. Huntwatch aired on Discovery and was nominated for Best Editing at Wildscreen Festival 2016 in Bristol UK and for Impact at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2017.

Kennedy worked as a senior consultant – producer, cameraman and editor at IFAW for ten years, where his work included developing popular PSAs for international markets, creating an award-winning short film on a dog project in Johannesburg townships, “People of Dogs,” and filming multinational INTERPOL wildlife trafficking enforcement operations across Africa. Kennedy also raised tens of thousands of dollars to investigate tiger conservation efforts in Bhutan and Northern India.

Kennedy formed 3901 Productions LLC in 2019, a production company for narrative films. In November 2020 Kennedy completed post on a short film about high school long distance runners called Sucking Wind. The film is now out for festival consideration.

Kennedy formed Corodale Productions in 2004. A media company that created short-form content for the Internet, TV and radio, Corodale’s clients included Procter & Gamble, Mars, WGBH TV, and PRI for Marketplace. 

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