Michael Kennedy (director)

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Michael Kennedy
Born1954 (age 64–65)
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer,
Spouse(s)Carrie Gleason-Kennedy (1982 – present)

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


Michael Kennedy is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed 15 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 Delmer and Marta, 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.

Kennedy 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 ten others in Canada. He also wrote the screenplays for three of the feature films he directed.

Kennedy 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, his home province.







Kennedy 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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