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 before retiring, he discovers his cargo harbors a deadly secret. 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, he's suddenly whisked off to a treacherous land of gods and monsters. There, a divine birthright ordains him as the lone hope against an abominable evil. Determined to return home, he faces a fateful choice: embrace his doom-laden destiny, or defy the gods and condemn millions to death.
Film (short) by (Sci-Fi) Writer/Director, Producer