Kenny is an award winning television and film director. Work includes Bafta winning film Summer, Locarno film festival winner Yasmin, IFTA nominated 6 x 1 hr thriller Acceptable Risk for Saffron Pictures/RTE/Canada, and the forthcoming film Rebel Heart, a comedy about the first Saudi Arabian woman to climb Mount Everest.
Other work includes: the first two parts of Charlie, a 3 x 90 political drama for RTE, which was nominated for Best Drama at the Irish Film and Television Awards; The Ark, a single TV film for Red Planet/BBC1; Paddington, a TV film for BBC 1 about the Paddington rail crash; Magnificent 7 for BBC1, a single TV film about a family on the autism spectrum, which won the Signis Prix – Festival de Television Monte Carlo; Case Histories, Spooks, Paranoid and Being Human.
Kenny also directed the short documentary, The Right to Life, which was part of the portmanteau feature entitled The Ten Commandments, inspired by the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Theatre directing includes: A Place with the Pigs by Athol Fugard, which won a fringe first, and Joe Orton’s Loot, and several new plays, including Asylum Asylum! by Donal O’Kelly, One, Two, Hey by James Kelman and Nutcase by Colin Bateman.
Development/writing projects include the feature film Barren Land, about the people who live and work in the shadow of Faslane nuclear submarine base; TV documentary 60 Days That Shook Britain about the Bristol bus boycott; animated feature film Animal; and five part television drama Brothers and Sisters.
Before directing, Kenny was nominated in the London Theatre awards for his performance in Mike Cullen’s The Cut, at the Bush Theatre, and played the co lead in Simon Beaufoy and Billie Eltringham’s film This is Not a Love Song.