We are an ambitious, award-winning Irish company, committed to high quality and
consistently well-crafted content for both the Irish and International marketplace.
Since our inception in 2012 Kennedy films has built a successful and strong reputation in visual narrative storytelling for international audiences. With partners like Apple TV, Sundance TV, Netflix and Amazon, our award winning fiction and documentary films have enjoyed enormous success at international A-List film festivals, in theatres world wide and online. Our current financing slate includes a strong mix of long and short form narratives across fiction, documentary and animation. We are committed to supporting diverse talent and original voices. We are experienced in international co-development and co-productions, budgeting, the Irish tax incentive, location scouting, and have strong relationships with facilities, crews and suppliers both on the ground in Ireland and abroad.
Kathryn Kennedy Fenton is an award winning Irish Producer and emerging Screenwriter. Kathryn was selected by European Film Promotion to be the Irish Producer On the Move at Cannes 2023. She is a creative Producer with multiple awards for the feature films produced to date;My Name is Emily (2015) starring Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter) premiere at TIFF 2015, It’s Not Yet Dark (2017) narrated by Colin Farrell premiered at Sundance 2017, Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement (2023), premiered at Hot Docs 2022. In 2022 she took on the role of Line Producer on The Miracle Club, director Thaddeus O’Sullivan, for producers Chris Curling of Zephyr Films and Larry Bass of ShinAwiL. The film starred Maggie Smith, Laura Linney and Kathy Bates. This was a fantastic experience regarding budgeting, financing structure and production, with high level cast for the international stage. Kathryn is a member of ACE and Screen Producers Ireland. Her passion for film has been a lifelong dedication, achieving both an Honours Masters in Screenwriting and an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Production from the National Film School, along with over 15 years of experience working both in the production and assistant directing departments on set. She is CEO of her successful award-winning production company Kennedy Films, which she runs together with her partner Frankie Fenton, based in Ireland, with offices opening in the UK in 2024.
Development Executive, Rebecca has over a decade's experience working across the screen, theatre and creative industries. She has been Development Executive for Kennedy films since May 2023. Prior to this she worked as Literary Manager at the Lyric Theatre Belfast for seven years - a senior role managing the theatre's slate of commissions and talent development programmes - and held several positions at Northern Ireland Screen, the regional funding agency for television, film, and gaming.
Production Assistant, Jessica Lennon Doherty is a recent graduate of Film and Television Production at Dundalk Institute of Technology. One of Jessica’s most notable achievements is the recent completion of her film entitled Walking the Labyrinth. This documentary has been a transformative journey, shaping Jessica's filmmaking style and approach. It delves into the poignant subject matter of Irish Mother and Baby Homes shedding light on a historical and societal issue in Ireland. She is an ambitious filmmaker driven to effect meaningful change through a fresh perspective.