Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

Demure Duchess Pictures

Actor, screenwriter and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Carolyn

Carolyn Bridget Kennedy is a Canadian actress, writer and producer whose achievements have garnered her a Visa to work in the United States in these fields. She is the creative force behind her production company, Demure Duchess Pictures.

After a long career as a paralegal, in late 2011 Carolyn began to explore her creative side. With little experience, in 2012 she conceived of a character and became the writer, director, producer and star of a one-woman webseries “The Bridget Linden Show". She created 125 episodes, which have 925,000+ views on YouTube.

In 2015 Carolyn created her first scripted comedy webseries “Danger Pay”, about a paralegal who works for a bizarre lawyer, for which she is the writer, producer and lead actress. For her portrayal of Michelle she won awards for Leading Actress from IndieFEST Film Awards (California) and Accolade Global Film Competition (California) and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at LA WEBFEST (California). The series won Best Sketch Comedy at Asia Web Awards (Korea) and an Award of Merit from Elevation Indie Film Awards (Ireland). It was nominated for Best Pilot at WebFest Montreal; Best Fiction Web Series at the Alberta Film and Television Awards; and Best Ensemble Cast at Asia Web Awards (Korea). In addition, Danger Pay was accepted or screened at Los Angeles Film Awards; Roma Web Fest; Web Series Festival Global Hollywood; Web Fest New York; Miami Web Series Festival; Los Angeles Cinefest; and Austin Revolution Film Festival. “Danger Pay” was mentioned by Tubefilter as an “under-the-radar series to check out” and is on both YouTube and Funny or Die.

In 2016, Carolyn wrote, produced and starred in her first short comedy film “Super Speed Dates” about a group of women who attend a speed dating event with odd but honest men. Carolyn is credited as “Director in Training”. “Super Speed Dates” won Best Original Story at Los Angeles Film Awards and an Award of Merit from Canada Shorts Film Festival. It was nominated Best International Short Comedy Film at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. In addition, it was accepted or screened at Toronto Independent Film Festival; High Desert International Film Festival (Nevada); Austin Revolution Film Festival; Winchester Short Film Festival (UK); Super Geek Film Festival (Florida); Central Alberta Film Festival; and Airdrie Film Festival.

Carolyn has been cast in other productions which are listed in IMDb and continues to create her own projects, including feature films and television series.

Carolyn has attended the Toronto Screenwriting Conference and regularly attends the Banff World Media Festival. She has director-shadowed on Season 5 of Caution: May Contain Nuts (Sketch Comedy TV Series), and on the short film “Sir John A”.

Carolyn is an active member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT), Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), Women in Film & Television Alberta (WIFTA), Women in Film &Television Vancouver (WIFTV) as well as Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF).

She is a Celebrity Spokesperson for Auxilia Italia, an international charitable organization focused on assisting women and children internationally. She has overcome personal obstacles, including losing over 110 pounds. Her perseverance, down to earth nature and unique sense of humor have earned her a strong following on social media. She has attracted international attention and been featured in online publications, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe.

Carolyn Bridget Kennedy:
Website: www.carolynbridgetkennedy.com
IMDb: www.imdb.me/carolynbridgetkennedy
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/carolynbridgetkennedy
Twitter: www.twitter.com/carolynbkennedy
YouTube: www.youtube.com/carolynbkennedy
LinkedIn: www.ca.linkedin.com/in/carolynbridgetkennedy


Name: Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Demure Duchess Pictures

Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Filmmaker and Director

Unique traits: Valid US O-1 Visa (Acting, Writing & Producing)

Credits

  • Jindua

    Jindua (2017)
    Film (Family) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Herschell Gordon Lewis' BloodMania

    Herschell Gordon Lewis' BloodMania (2017)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Actress A horror anthology comprised of four distinct segments that feature a raucous combination of satirical humor, horror, gore, and enough surprises to satisfy film enthusiasts and horror fans alike.

  • Super Speed Dates

    Super Speed Dates (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress When a group of women attend a Super Speed Dating event, they soon begin to wonder if the men have another side to them.

  • The Bridget Linden Show

    The Bridget Linden Show (2012 - 2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Despite many challenges in Bridget's life, she has persevered and would like to share her story to inspire others. She has made the choice to move forward and pursue happiness, and no longer be defined by her circumstances, and is making her own second chance at life. She wants to bring you along in her life-changing journey. She hopes that you may in some way relate to her and be inspired. Her videos will have something for everyone. Among other things, Bridget will share her stories, adventures and ideas. She believes in adding more fun to life, and hopes to help you smile. She wants to motivate you to be the best "you" that you can be, and encourage you to change your life from ordinary to extraordinary. Written by Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

  • Danger Pay

    Danger Pay (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A beautiful, classy woman takes a high paying job to work for a very strange attorney. She tries to survive his bizarre behavior as she reaches for her real goals in life.

  • WBFTV Comedy

    WBFTV Comedy (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Sketch comedy web series WBFTV Women Being Funny co-created by Carolyn Bridget Kennedy and Saleste Mele.

  • Vulcan: To Boldly Go

    Vulcan: To Boldly Go (2015)
    Television (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actress A comedic series that imitates the behaviors of trekkies (Star Trek fans). A group of actors portrays and harmlessly mocks their antics at conventions.

  • Fargo

    Fargo (2014)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by ... Written by FX Networks

  • The Right Kind of Wrong

    The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress In this romantic comedy, The Right Kind of Wrong, Leo Palamino is a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called "Why You Suck," a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette, the girl of his dreams... on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong. Written by SPF

  • Bluff

    Bluff (2013)
    Television (Drama) Actress A crime show that follows the adventures of various police officers and detectives.

  • The Horses of McBride

    The Horses of McBride (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama and Family) Actress When Nicki discovers two horses stranded deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she is determined to find a way to set them free.

  • Heartland

    Heartland (2012)
    Television (Drama and Family) Actress A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.

  • Off Screen

    Off Screen
    TV Movi (Comedy) Actress Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Official Selection - Web Fest New York (New York, US) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Web Series Festival Global (Hollywood, US) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Central Alberta Film Festival (Canada) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - High Desert International Film Festival (Nevada, US) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Award Nominee - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Best Fiction Web Series - Alberta Film & Television Awards (Canada) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (Fort Worth, TX) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Online Screenings - Miami Web Fest (Miami, FL) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Semi-Finalist - Austin Revolution Film Festival (Austin, TX) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Finalist - Austin Revolution Film Festival (Austin, TX) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Best Int'l Short Comedy Film - Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (TX) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Award of Merit - Elevation Indie Film Awards (Ireland) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Toronto Independent Film Festival (Toronto, ON) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Airdrie Film Festival (Alberta, Canada) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Best Sketch Comedy - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Winner: Best Sketch Comedy - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Roma Web Fest (Rome, Italy) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Winner: Leading Actress - IndieFEST Film Awards (La Jolla, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Official Selection - Los Angeles CineFest (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"
    (2017)

  • Nominated: Best Pilot - WebFest Montreal (Canada) - "Danger Pay"
    (2016)

  • Semi-Finalist - Winchester Short Film Festival (UK) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2016)

  • Official Selection - Super Geek Film Festival (Florida, US) - "Super Speed Dates"
    (2016)

Education

  • Filmmaking Apprenticeship - Neil Schell
    (2014-2018)

  • Acting Apprenticeship - Neil Schell
    (2014-2018)

  • Advanced Scene Study - Neil Schell
    (2017-2017)

  • Playing Well With Others (Improv Workshop) - Dirty Laundry Calgary Improv
    (2017-2017)

  • 4-Day Acting Intensive Training (Edmonton & Calgary) - Neil Schell
    (2017-2017)

  • Introduction to Improvisation - Loose Moose Theatre Company
    (2017-2017)

  • Improvisation - Level Two - Loose Moose Theatre Company
    (2017-2017)

  • One Day On Camera Audition Workshop - Rhonda Fisekci
    (2016-2016)

  • From Auditon to Screen Workshop - Neil Schell
    (2016-2016)

  • Make Acting A Career (Seminar) - Neil Schell
    (2015-2015)

  • Upstart Calgary (AMPIA, ACTRA Alberta)
    (2015-2015)

  • Performance for Microphone (Level Two) - WCS Voice Spot
    (2015-2015)

  • Standard American Dialect Training - David LeReaney
    (2014-2014)

  • Producer Apprenticeship - Jewelle Colwell
    (2014-2014)

  • Pro Acting Class - Jewelle Colwell
    (2014-2014)

  • Practical Tools for Auditioning & Acting - Julian Black Antelope
    (2014-2014)

  • Minnesota & South Dakota Dialect Training (2014) - David Lerigney
    (2014-2014)

  • Essentials of Film & TV - Company of Rogues
    (2012-2012)

  • Essentials of Acting - Scene Study - Company of Rogues
    (2012-2012)

  • Audition Hell - Level One - Peter Skagen
    (2011-2011)

  • One Day On Camera Audition Workshop - Rhonda Fisekci
    (2011-2011)

  • Film & Set Etiquette & Protocol - Mount Royal University
    (2011-2011)

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