Ian Cheney

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Ian Cheney
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Ian Cheney
OccupationDirector, producer

Ian Cheney is an American documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer.[1]

Cheney grew up in Massachusetts[2] and Maine,[3] attended The Mountain School, a semester school for high school juniors,[4] and graduated from Milton Academy in 1998.[2] Cheney received bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University in 2002 and 2003.[5]

He shared a Peabody Award in 2008 for King Corn, which he co-produced and starred in.[6] In 2011 he and longtime collaborator Curt Ellis received the 17th Annual Heinz Award with special focus on the environment, becoming the youngest recipients to receive the Heinz Award.[7] Cheney received an Emmy nomination in 2013 for his film The City Dark, which aired on PBS' POV.[8]

Cheney runs Wicked Delicate Films, a documentary film production company based in Maine.[9] He is a co-founder and former member of the board of directors of the FoodCorps non-profit organization.[10] He is the brother of poet Colin Cheney.[11]



  1. ^ "Ian Cheney". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Ian Cheney '98 – What's wrong with how America thinks of food?" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "Maine filmmaker has eyes on the skies". Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/ian-cheney-and-curt-ellis-of-truck-farm-king-corn-documentary.html
  5. ^ "Honolulu Screening of 'The City Dark' by Ian Cheney '02". Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "Complete List of 2008 Peabody Award Winners". Archived from the original on October 31, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "The Heinz Awards: Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis". The Heinz Awards. The Heinz Awards.
  8. ^ "POV Films Nominated for 9 News and Documentary Emmy Awards". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Wicked Delicate Films
  10. ^ FoodCorps directors Archived November 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Colin Cheney: The City Dark". Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Greening of Southie". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "Truck Farm". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  14. ^ "The City Dark". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  15. ^ "The Search for General Tso". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  16. ^ "The Most Unknown". IMDb. Retrieved October 8, 2018.

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