Writer, Director, Cinematographer, editor
David Kennedy is a California videographer, director, editor, art photographer, and motion graphics designer. He attended Theatre/Art school in London and UCLA Film School and was co-founder of Fresno Magazine. Kennedy has worked for Dreamworks, Disney Studios, Technicolor, and others.
His short film THE ART OF APPRECIATION was a FINALIST at both Cannes and France's Deauville Film Festival, both of which he wrote, directed and edited. David’s recent short film (that he also directed, shot and edited) RED WATCH, went to over 41 International Film festivals.
Kennedy has directed and edited television commercials that have been awarded the prestigious ADDY Best of Show Award (three times out of five years) and the ADDY Best TV Commercial (four times out of five years).
Kennedy’s film work has been seen in more than 10 states and eight countries, on channels such as ESPN, MTV, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, TNT, MYSPACE, Comcast, the BBC, and La Rue in France.
David also owns and operates a small production house in Central CA. which specializes in TV Commercials, photography, and infomercials.
Cindy Wathen-Kennedy is the award-winning Independent Producer of COLD BREW, RED WATCH and THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE. She is also the Owner of Wathen Marketing and has degrees in Marketing, Psychology, and a Juris Doctor of Law.
She’s also the co-author of REMEMBERING CESAR: THE LEGACY OF CESAR CHAVEZ, the first book to be endorsed by the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. Her contributors included Coretta Scott King, Paul Chavez, Edward James Olmos, and Martin Sheen.
In the Bay Area, she worked as an Assistant Acquisitions Editor and Art Researcher for The University of California Press, where she participated on the BFI Film Institute imprint, the California Natural History Guide program, the New California Poetry series, and the Mark Twain Papers.
As a freelance Producer, her credits include:
*RED WATCH, winner of BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at the New York Shorts International Film Festival, the INDIE SPIRIT AWARD at the Sedona International Film Festival, and an AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at the YoFiFest in Yonkers, New York.
*THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE, a grant-winning documentary short for the inaugural Big Tell competition sponsored by Bank of America, the BEST IN SHOW winner at the Pinnacle Film Awards, and BEST PRODUCER FINALIST at the Indie Short Fest.
*"Gotta Love Fresno" Featured Fresnans Comcast documentary shorts.
*Scads of PSAs and corporate promotional videos.
Additional media experience includes Fresno State Music & Media Library, KFSR Program Manager, Assistant Music Director, and disc jockey along with stints for Pollstar, KYNO FM, and KMPH FOX 26.
Coinciding throughout her education and career, her nonprofit work has included:
·Fresno Filmworks, Board Member, Publicity Director
·Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities Advisory Board
·Fresno Arts Council, Board Member, President
·Fresno Art Museum, Board Member, Marketing Committee
·Mayor Swearengin’s Fresno Poet Laureate Nomination Committee
·Central California Writers, Board Member, Conference Director
·Fresno Historical Society, Board Member
·ACLU, Northern California, Board Member