Bruce Kennedy (television producer)
October 23, 1970 |
Bruce Kennedy (born October 23, 1970) is an American award-winning television producer who specializes in non-fiction storytelling for television and film. Most recently, he is known as the director and writer of Secret Access: The Vatican and the writer of WWII in HD for the History Channel and a series writer for NextWorld on Discovery Channel.
Early life and career
Born in 1970 in Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce graduated Princeton University with a degree in Classics, and has an MA in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He began his television career in Singapore in 1995, where he created and produced numerous regional television shows including "Young Wonders", "Artitude" and "HobbyTV" before returning to the US in 2000. He currently lives in New York City.
Kennedy was the supervising producer of the theatrically released film 7 Days in September (winner of CINE Golden Eagle and Telly Award) and worked with director Peter Gilbert on the civil rights film With All Deliberate Speed, which débuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. His documentary for Sundance Channel, Dust to Dust: the Health Effects of 9/11 - narrated by Steve Buscemi - traces the deteriorating medical conditions of the first responders to the September 11 attacks. As the supervising producer and writer of Discovery's Decisions That Shook the World, he earned a national Emmy Award in 2004.
He is also a founder and executive producer of the RIPfest collaborative film project, a film-making event where teams of video professionals and artists are given 16 days to create high-quality DV short films from scratch based on the cast and locations assigned to them. With RIPfest, he has executive produced nearly 90 short films.
- Emmy Award, 2005, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research (mini), Decisions That Shook the World
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