Iain Kennedy

Iain Kennedy

Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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August 2016
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About Iain

Director of documentaries and shorts, writer of feature films as well as outlines, TV etc, have worked in production on everything from big features to commercials and edited on docs and shorts. Graduate of USC school of cinematic arts (loved!).



  • Shout Gladi Gladi

    Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)
    Film (Documentary, History and News) Director/Producer/Writer Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition that can turn them into reviled outcasts. Directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, and filmed in Malawi and Sierra Leone, the film spotlights the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse who drives the movement to save these vulnerable women, and presents the patients as they tell stirring tales of their struggles and triumphs. Everything culminates with the exuberant Gladi Gladi ceremony, a singing and dancing blowout that marks the day the women and girls return home cured.

  • Vireo

    Vireo (2015)
    Television (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Race for Glory

    Race for Glory (2013)
    Video (Documentary) Producer/Writer Add a Plot »

  • iN Deep

    iN Deep (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Documentary, Family and Biography) Producer/Field Director Add a Plot »

  • Asteroid

    Asteroid (2012)
    Film (Short) Writer/Director A lone man searches for his lost rose in the city, only to wilt and die himself.

  • Chase the Stars: The Cast of 'The Hunger Games'

    Chase the Stars: The Cast of 'The Hunger Games' (2012)
    Video Writer/Producer Catch The Fire: The Stars of The Hunger Games provides an in-depth look at Katniss, Peeta and Gale like you've never seen them before!

  • Sweet Illusions

    Sweet Illusions (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Sweet Illusions gives us a glimpse into the lives of Max, Ashley, and Carrie whose unresolved romantic obsessions and self deception have a destructive effect on their family.

  • Rhyme and Punishment

    Rhyme and Punishment (2011)
    Film (Documentary, Crime and Music) Camera and Electrical Department The gritty elements of urban crime and violence have always had an influence on hip hop culture and rap music. More and more, the trappings of street life have landed popular rap artists behind bars - and not just for a music video shoot. What happens when a rapper who has everything suddenly has his freedom stripped away and is forced to deal with the harsh realities of prison? "Rhyme and Punishment" takes an in-depth look at the role of prison in hip hop culture, and reveals the side of the story that is not being covered by the news and popular media. The true and personal stories of hip hop artists who are, have been, or are soon to be incarcerated, in their own words. Featuring intimate and compelling interviews with convicted rappers Beanie Sigel, Prodigy, Cassidy, Project Pat, Immortal Technique, Slick Rick and many more. These artists who were at the top of their game when they got locked up explain the details of the crimes that led to their arrests, and document their ... Written by Anonymous

  • Palace of Silents

    Palace of Silents (2010)
    Film (Documentary, History, Biography and News) Director/Producer The Silent Movie Theater has been screening the films of the silent era for over 65 years. It was almost lost to us completely when its previous owner, Lawrence Austin, was murdered in the theater's lobby. This is a documentary film about the passionate and somewhat eccentric individuals who strove to keep the old movies running for audiences in this unique and odd venue. This is a film about obsession for silent film and a love of the theater. The Silent Movie Theater's Quixotic occupants keep on screening films (now of all eras) despite the odds of the place surviving. Written by Anonymous

  • Just Another Day

    Just Another Day (2009)
    Film (Drama and Music) Writer Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young Eastie, is a young man struggling in a harsh world that is threatening to destroy him. Written by Urbanworld Film Festival

  • Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff

    Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff (2009)
    Video (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department Go deep into the underworld of hip-hop groupies and video vixens where sex is the backstage pass and young ladies use their bodies as a way to promote themselves and further their own careers. Jump Off takes a provocative look at the seedy side of the music business where hip-hop groupies pay a high price to get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle. Hear the real, raw truth about the groupie lifestyle from the scene's biggest stars. Get the inside story from one of hip-hop's most notorious femmes, Karrine: Superhead Steffens. Reenactments show how Karrine sexed her way through the hip-hop world, climbing her way up the ladder before crashing to the bottom. Now a bestselling author, she's still kissing and telling, but the huge stars she allegedly bedded are telling their side of the story. Written by Image Entertainment

  • The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music

    The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (2007)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and Music) Editor Prepare for an eclectic journey through The Old, Weird America. Rani Singh's new documentary film tracks the history of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial compilation of 78 records from rural Americana to its release on Folkways Records in 1952. Instrumental in helping inspire the urban folk revival of the 1960s, the Anthology continues to influence modern music. An incredible set of interviewees reveal the lasting impact of the Anthology and the remarkable personality of Harry Smith. After the box set's re-release on CD in 1997, Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project concerts celebrated Smith's idiosyncratic vision, from Nick Cave's cathartic take on spirituals to Lou Reed's mesmerizing evocation of Blind Lemon Jefferson. The film includes rare archival footage, performances, and interviews with Elvis Costello, Beck, Sonic Youth, Beth Orton, Philip Glass, David Johansen, John Cohen, Greil Marcus, and more. Join us for a wild ride through a remarkable musical ... Written by Rani Singh

  • Diamond Lane

    Diamond Lane (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop

    Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006)
    Video (Documentary) Writer/Editor Add a Plot »

  • The MC: Why We Do It

    The MC: Why We Do It (2005)
    Video (Documentary and Music) Writer/Editor "The MC: Why We Do It" takes a look inside the world of Hip Hop and MCs to explore the issues and concerns that define todays most popular music form. The MC started out as a mere introducer of musical acts, but when DJs began spinning tracks at block parties in the Bronx in the late 1970s, the MC began to rap along to the beats, emerging as the focal point of a new music form. The film not only explores the origins of MC'ing, but the environmental, spiritual and moral aspects to this art form. As Hip Hop turns 25 years old, MC's consider the past, present and future of their music, giving a unique insight into what drives these artists to continue spitting rhymes. Written by Iain Kennedy

  • The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up

    The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up (2005)
    Video (Documentary) Writer/Editor Add a Plot »

  • Citizen Stan

    Citizen Stan (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

    Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary and History) Editor A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies became a prime example of the untapped power of cable television. Written by Anonymous

  • John Travolta: The Inside Story

    John Travolta: The Inside Story (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Writer/Editor/Producer Add a Plot »

  • Travel Detective

    Travel Detective (2003)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Biography

    Biography (2003)
    Television (Documentary and Biography) Editor First hosted by veteran actor Peter Graves, and later by Jack Perkins, this popular Arts and Entertainment Network series profiled the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel

    Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (2002)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and Music) Editor Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur.

  • Ant

    Ant (2002)
    Film (Short) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Walk

    The Walk (2001)
    Film (Documentary) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope

    Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2000)
    Film (Documentary) Editor A chronicle of the lives of bouncers - the burly boys who guard both sides of the door in nightclubs across America. The documentary takes an inside look at the mindset of these frequently ridiculed, but always feared enforcers of the night and examines whether they are skilled experts in security, hired to anticipate trouble, or just hired thugs meant to intimidate. Revealed within is a world of notorious nightclub bouncers, including New York's Terence "The Black Prince" Buckley and British legend Lenny "The Guv'nor" McLean who appeared in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • Angel's Trumpet

    Angel's Trumpet (1998)
    Film (Drama and Short) Writer/Director Add a Plot »

  • Lovelife

    Lovelife (1997)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Danny is a student whose girlfriend is writer Zoey. Professor Alan lives with unfocused Molly. Other pairs also don't quite match, and the partners begin to change one another.. Written by Anonymous

  • Contact

    Contact (1997)
    Film (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her NSF superior David Drumlin, as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get it to continue their work. When Ellie and her colleagues hear chatter originating from the vicinity of the star Vega, Ellie feels vindicated. But that vindication is short lived when others, including politicians, the military, religious leaders and other scientists such as Drumlin, try to take over her work. When the messages received from space are decoded, ... Written by Huggo

  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin (1997)
    Film (Action) Visual effects Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. Written by FilmFanUk

  • Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail

    Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996)
    Video Game (Comedy and Musical) Producer A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.


  • Emmy Nomination


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