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Michael Kennedy (director)

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Name  Michael Kennedy

Role  Film director
Occupation  film director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer
Spouse  Carrie Gleason-Kennedy (m. 1982)
Awards  Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Direction in a Series
Nominations  Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs
Movies  Talons of the Eagle, Red Scorpion 2, Robin of Locksley, Harlequin Romance Series: Br, Caribe
Similar People  Jalal Merhi, Matt McColm, Jerry Ciccoritti, Pan Qingfu, Zarqa Nawaz

Michael Kennedy (born 1954) is a Canadian film and television director, writer, composer, actor and cinematographer born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Career

Michael is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed 15 feature-length films/TV movies and over 200 prime-time drama and comedy television episodes including the entire first season of the ground-breaking sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Besides the pilot of Little Mosque, he also directed the first episodes filmed and/or aired of Delmer and Marta, My Life and a Movie, North/South, The Good Germany, Mental Block, Listen Missy, Screech Owls, P.R., Taking the Falls, and Jets. He was also one of the directors of the acclaimed comedy series The Kids in the Hall, and directed 14 episodes of Made in Canada.

Michael has directed feature films in many countries: Jets was filmed in Germany and the US, Broken Lullaby in Budapest, One Man Out in Mexico, Caribe in Belize, Calculated Risk in Germany, and ten others in Canada. He also wrote the screenplays for three of the feature films he directed.

Michael now lives with his wife, Carrie, and their three children in a suburb of Toronto, Canada, but they try to spend their summers at their cottage on Prince Edward Island, Michael's home province.

Director

  • #Roxy (2017)
  • Good Witch (2 episodes, 2017)
  • Heaven Must Be Boring! (pilot, 2014)
  • Delmer and Marta (pilot and entire first season, 2014-15)
  • Odd Squad (2 episodes, 2014)
  • Annedroids (5 episodes, 2014)
  • Greenpeace Greenwash Campaign (3 web shorts, 2013)
  • Walter! (52 short films, 2011 and 2013)
  • What's Up Warthogs! (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
  • That's So Weird (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
  • Really Me (2 episodes, 2012)
  • She's the Mayor (2 episodes, 2011)
  • Little Mosque on the Prairie (37 episodes, 2007-2011)
  • Pure Pwnage (2 episodes, 2010)
  • The Good Company (1 episode, 2010)
  • Lost and Found (2009)
  • The Smart Woman Survival Guide (3 episodes, 2007)
  • This Space for Rent (2 episodes, 2007)
  • North/South (5 episodes, 2006)
  • G-Spot (6 episodes, 2006)
  • Metropia (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
  • Mental Block (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
  • Made in Canada (13 episodes, 1999-2003)
  • Emily of New Moon (6 episodes, 1998-2002)
  • Blackfly (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
  • Rideau Hall (2 episodes, 2002)
  • Murder Among Friends (2001) (TV)
  • Screech Owls (2 episodes, 2001)
  • P.R. (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
  • Wind at My Back (2 episodes, 2000)
  • The City (1 episode, 2000)
  • Little Men (1 episode, 1999)
  • The Hoop Life (1999) TV series (unknown episodes)
  • So Weird (2 episodes, 1999)
  • JETS - Leben am Limit (1999) (TV)
  • Kalkuliertes Risiko (1997) (TV)
  • Joe's Wedding (1996)
  • Robin of Locksley (1996) (TV)
  • Hostile Force (1996) (TV)
  • Hard Evidence (1995)
  • The Possession of Michael D. (1995) (TV)
  • Taking the Falls (2 episodes, 1995)
  • Broken Lullaby (1994) (TV)
  • Red Scorpion 2 (1994)
  • Talons of the Eagle (1992)
  • The Swordsman (1992)
  • The Kids in the Hall (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
  • One Man Out (1989)
  • Caribe (1987)
  • Jim and Muggins Tour Toronto
  • Writer

  • JETS - Leben am Limit (1 episode, 1999)
  • The Swordsman (1992)
  • One Man Out (1989)
  • Degrassi Junior High (1 episode, 1988)
  • Caribe (1987) (uncredited)
  • Actor

  • These Foolish Things (1977) as Wilson
  • Cinematographer

  • These Foolish Things (1977)
  • Awards/Nominations

    Michael has received two Directors Guild of Canada Awards (from five nominations), a Directors Guild of America Award nomination, three Best Director Gemini nominations, three wins from nine nominations for Best Director at the Canadian Comedy Awards, and Best Director at the Canadian Music Video Awards.

    References

    Michael Kennedy (director) Wikipedia


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