Ian Cheney

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Ian Cheney
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Ian Cheney
Occupation Director, producer

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

Cheny grew up in Massachusetts[2] and Maine,[3] graduated from Milton Academy in 1998,[2] and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University in 2002 and 2003.[4]

He shared a Peabody Award in 2008 for King Corn, which he co-produced and starred in.[5] In 2011 he and longtime collaborator Curt Ellis were the youngest recipients to receive the Heinz Award[6] Cheney received an Emmy nomination in 2013 for his film The City Dark, which aired on PBS' POV.[7]

Cheney runs Wicked Delicate Films, a documentary film production company based in Brooklyn and western Massachusetts.[8] He is a co-founder and former member of the board of directors of the FoodCorps non-profit organization.[9]



  1. ^ "Ian Cheney". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ian Cheney '98 – What's wrong with how America thinks of food?" (PDF). Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maine filmmaker has eyes on the skies". Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Honolulu Screening of 'The City Dark' by Ian Cheney '02". Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Complete List of 2008 Peabody Award Winners". Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Heinz Awards: Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis". The Heinz Awards. The Heinz Awards. 
  7. ^ "POV Films Nominated for 9 News and Documentary Emmy Awards". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Wicked Delicate Films
  9. ^ FoodCorps directors
  10. ^ "The Greening of Southie". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Truck Farm". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The City Dark". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Search for General Tso". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 

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