Michael Kennedy (director)

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Michael Kennedy
Born Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Occupation film director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer
Spouse(s) Carrie Gleason-Kennedy (1982 - present)

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


Michael has directed 14 feature-length films/TV movies and over 200 prime-time drama and comedy television episodes including the entire first season of the ground-breaking sitcom 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 was born in 1954 and now lives with his wife, Carrie, and their three children in a suburb of Toronto, Canada, but they try to spend their summers at their cottage on Prince Edward Island, Michael's home province.







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