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Michael Kennedy


Animation Arts and Design

Michael Kennedy has directed 15 feature-length theatrical films or TV movies and over 230 episodes of prime time network drama and comedy including the pilots for 13 different television series and the entire first season of the ground-breaking hit, “Little Mosque On The Prairie”. Prior to his feature and television work, Michael directed award-winning experimental and documentary films.  He has directed shows across Canada as well as in the US, Mexico, Belize, Germany, Hungary, and India.

His awards include 2 Directors Guild of Canada Awards  from 7 nominations, a Directors Guild of America nomination, 3 Best Director Gemini nominations, 3 Canadian Comedy Awards from 11 nominations, Best Director at the Canadian Music Video Awards, and recently a Mississauga Arts Award.

Before joining the faculty at Sheridan, Michael received his film production degree at Ryerson, was on the faculty at York, taught at a university in New Delhi for a year, and is now an academic advisor to Humber and therefore is well-versed in the film and video educational environment. He also received a Masters degree in Creative Media Practise from Bournemouth University in England.

Michael has been an Executive Board member of the Directors Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He is presently the President of the Ryerson University Image Arts Alumni Association. Michael has worked for many different producers, and swears that some of them were pleased with his work.

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