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. Kennedy has eighteen years of experience in film and media.

Currently working at BBC editing two films about Ghana. Previously worked at Reuters editing two films about climate set in the US for PBS’s Earth Focus series. Worked in the first half of 2021 as Senior Producer 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 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 formed 3901 Productions LLC in 2019, a production company for narrative films. In November 2020 Kennedy completed post on his first narrative short about high school long distance runners called Sucking Wind. Sucking Wind won 2021 “Best Drama” and “Best Actor” awards at Film Crash Festival in Los Angeles. It won a 2021 Audience Award at SENE film festival in Rhode Island. Sucking Wind‘s 2021 European premiere is at Black Knights Film Festival in Estonia, under the Rebels With A Cause category.

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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