Michael Kennedy (director)

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Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy at Gary Slaight at Music & Movies CFC Gala & Auction Fundraiser 2014.jpg
Kennedy (left) and Gary Slaight at the 2014 Music & Movies: CFC Gala & Auction Fundraiser
Born 1954
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Occupation film director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, composer
Spouse(s) Carrie Gleason-Kennedy (1982 - present)

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


Michael has directed 14 feature-length films or TV movies and over 125 television episodes including the entire first season of Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Besides the pilot of Little Mosque, he also directed the first episodes filmed and/or aired of 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 nine others in Canada. He also wrote the screenplays for three of the feature films he directed.

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







  • Lost and Found (2009)


He has received two Directors Guild of Canada Awards (from five nominations), a Directors Guild of America Award nomination, two 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.

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