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Background and education
Francis Kenny, ASC, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was educated at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hofstra University, Hempstead (village), New York Hempstead, New York, New York; and The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
After completing his education, Kenny began his career photographing documentary films. He was the cinematographer on the documentary, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin (1984), which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature).
He has been the cinematographer on numerous feature films and television shows including: Justified (2014), Bonnie and Clyde (2013), directed by Bruce Beresford, Steel Magnolias (2012) directed by Kenny Leon, Finder's Fee (2001) directed by Jeff Probst, (Best Picture at the Seattle International Film Festival), Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, She's All That (1999), Harriet the Spy (1995), Jason's Lyric (1993), Coneheads (1993), New Jack City (1991), and Heathers (1989).
Francis Kenny, ASC, is a Board Member of The American Society of Cinematographers and the AMPAS Executive Committee for Cinematographers.
He was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana by his grandfather Herman Adkins, who was a test pilot for the United States Government. Currently Kenny resides in Santa Monica, California with his daughter Kate Kenny. Kate Kenny attends The Crossroads School for Arts and Science.
2014 Justified 2013 Justified 2013 Bonnie and Clyde 2012 Justified 2012 Steel Magnolias 2011 Justified 2010 Justified 2010 The Prosecution of an American President (Documentary) 2010 Happy Hour (short) 2009 Lady of Sorrows (Short) 2009 One Hot Summer (TV Movie) 2007 Cover 2007 Seeing in the Dark (documentary) 2006 Getting Played 2005 Three Wise Guys 2005 Edison 2004 The Conscientious Objector (Documentary) 2003 From Justin to Kelly 2002 Keep the Faith, Baby 2001 How High 2001 Finder's Fee 2001 Kingdom Come 2001 Frank's Last Dance (Short) 2000 Scary Movie 1999 She's All That 1999 The First Gentleman 1998 A Night at the Roxbury 1998 Denial 1997 Bean 1996 Pretty Poison 1996 Dark Angel 1996 Harriet the Spy 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1995 The Wright Verdicts 1994 Jason's Lyric 1994 Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1993 Wayne's World 2 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother 1993 Coneheads 1993 Dying to Love You 1992 Condition: Critical 1992 Class Act 1991 House Party 2 1991 Cold Heaven 1990-1991 The Flash (TV Series) 1991 New Jack City (director of photography) 1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV Movie) 1989 Unsub (TV Series) 1988 Heathers
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