Francis Kenny

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Francis Kenny
Nationality American
Occupation Cinematographer

Francis Kenny A.S.C. is an American cinematographer.

Background and education[edit]

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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