Ken Foley originally hails from the mean, green, suburbs of New Jersey. He made his first film, a class project documentary on special effects, at age 15. It caught the attention of Emmy-winning producer Harve Bennett (STAR TREK II-V, A Woman Called Golda), who encouraged Ken to pursue his goal a filmmaker.
After moving to Los Angeles he was mentored by Bennett, Gale Anne Hurd (TERMINATOR, ALIENS, WALKING DEAD) and Kevin Hooks (PASSENGER 57, 24). Ken worked as a cameraman in television news before joining Paramount Studios’ post production department. There he worked on such films as FOUR FEATHERS, STAR TREK: NEMESIS, CLOCKSTOPPERS and others.
At Loyola Marymount University’s undergraduate film program, he made the dark comedy short DOMESTIC BLISS For his senior thesis, Ken wanted to make a film in the genre that inspired him. The result was FINAL RUN, an ambitious 35mm sci-fi short that placed as a finalist at the San Diego Comic Con.
Ken's latest feature scripts include the fantasy adventure SCION, and a feature length version of his short FINAL RUN.
FINAL RUN website:
FINAL RUN (Feature Version) Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Action "Moon" meets "John Wick." In the 22nd Century, a weary interstellar mercenary plans to leave the hard life behind. But when he's tasked to pull off one last job, he discovers his "cargo" is not what it seems. Now relentlessly pursued by both sides of the law, he finds himself ensnared in a deadly gambit for not only his survival, but humanity’s as well.
SCION Budget: $30M+ | Adventure ⋄ Fantasy When a failed Chicago artist laments turning thirty with nothing to show for it, he's suddenly whisked off to a treacherous land of angry gods and monsters. There he's confronted with his divine birthright as the only hope against an abominable evil. Hailed as savior and condemned as harbinger of ruin, he faces a fateful reckoning: embrace his doom-laden destiny to save millions, or fight fate and condemn an entire world to annihilation.
Film (short) by (Sci-Fi) Writer/Director, Producer