Steve Kenny: Director
Hailing from Galway on the west coast of Ireland, Steve began his journey into filmmaking at Trinity College Dublin where he studied Film History and Theory. He went on to attend the London Film School where he developed a passion for story and found his focus in writing and directing. His graduation short, ‘Coil’ premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2015. That same year it won Best Student Film at the Kerry Film Festival, was a Best of Fest pick at the Cork Film Festival, and went on to have its US premiere at the Palm Springs International Shortfest 2016.
‘Time Traveller,’ Steve’s second film was funded as part of Screen Ireland’s inaugural Focus Shorts scheme. Since premiering at Galway in 2017, it has enjoyed great success winning the the Light In Motion Award for Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival - qualifying it for the Oscars in 2019 - and receiving a Best Live Action Short nomination at the 2018 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards. To date it has played at over 20 festivals around the world including Tribeca, Clermont Ferrand, Edinburgh, Oberhausen and Dublin.
Based between Dublin and London, Steve continues to work as a writer and director on both narrative and commercial projects. He is currently developing his debut feature as well as a number of other stories for film and television.