BIOGRAPHY

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DENA KENNEDY

My videography and photography career began with a Masters Degree in Screen Production from Auckland University, led by Award Winning and Emmy nominated teachers. I graduated with First Class Honours.

From here I went into production on feature films, climbing the ladder from Production Runner to Associate Producer within five years. 

During this time I continued to upskill in videography & photography. From 2010 until today I've worked on a project by project basis as an end to end content creator for web and social media.

The times are changing quickly - video and photo practitioners these days need to invest in gear and new modes of storytelling. With this in mind, I have a full kit including a drone and gimbal, and a state of the art edit suite to create video and photo content with a fast turnaround at the highest quality.

FILMOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

MA in Screen Production - 1st degree honours

BA Performing Arts

2007-2009

1999-2001

AWARDS
SALVATION
April 2023

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LET THEM FLY
September 2023

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August 2023

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FIELDS OF UNCERTAINTY
January 2023

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EDUCATION / AWARDS

I completed my Masters Degree in Screen Production with First Class honours, receiving the prestigious Auckland Blues Award for outstanding achievement in 2010. I won the Geoff Evans Award for Excellence in 2010 for my short film Joy.

I completed the Leadership NZ programme in 2014 which is designed to build authentic leaders across a range of business and disciplines, and I continue to learn on a daily basis to stay up to date with current trends and practices.

PROJECTS I Camera Op I Editing I Producing I Photography I

DMKimages - Multiple Projects - End to end content creator photo & video

 

Begbie Bentham - Social Media Content Creator and Manager

 

Harcourts International - Videographer/ Editor

 

BWP - Live Events - Cam Op

Australian Women in Music Awards - Live Event - Cam Op

Videoboutique - Live Events - Cam Op

Lincraft - Online Camapign - Cam Op & Editor

Hyvio - Online Campaign - Editor

C2 - Live Events - Cam Op

The Inland Road - Feature Film - Associate Producer

(dir. Jackie Van Beek, prod. Aaron Watson, Philippa Campbell)

CallActive - Corporate Video - Cam Op & Editor

Beyond The Known World - Feature Film - EPK Cam Op/ Stills Photography

(dir. Pan Nalin, prod. Matthew Horrocks & Kristian Eek

If These Walls Could Talk - Five part Webseries - Editor

Westlake - Online Promo - Sugar Films - Producer

The Last Saint - Feature Film - Line Producer

(dir. Rene Naufahu, prod. Matthew Horrocks)

Event Filming - Aero Jazz & Strike - Cam Op & Editor

Field Punishment No.1 - Telefeature - Production Assistant

(dir. Peter Burger, prod. Lippy Pictures

Smile - Music Video - Cam Op & Editor

Weaving Texas Bread - Short Film - Production Manager

(dir. Poata Eruera, prod. Tui Ruwhiu)

The Forgotten General - Documentary reconstructions - Production

Co-ordinator (dir. Karl Zohrab, prod. Matthew Horrocks Kingfisher Films)

Suni Man - Short Film - Assistant Editor

(dir. Hamish Mortland, editor Simon Price)

Night Shift - Short Film - Production Assistant

(dir. Zia Mandviwalla, prod. Curious Films)

Mozi - Corporate Promo - Editor

Timeslow - Feature Film - Line Producer

(dir. Sally Tran, prod. Owen hughes)

1080i - Live Events - Cam Op

Warehouse Boy - Christmas Ad - Production Co-ordinator

(dir. Taika Waititi, prod. Ainsley Gardiner)

AVI - Live Events - Cam op

Whenua Films - Production Assistant, prod. Ainsley Gardiner

Ebony Society - Short Film - Production Assistant

(dir. Tammy Davis, prod. Ainsley Gardiner & Chelsea Winstanley)

Meathead - Short Film - Production Assistant

(dir. Sam Holst, prod. Chelsea Winstanley & Desray Armstrong)

Boy - Feature Film pickups - Runner

(dir. Taika Waititi, prod. Ainsley Gardiner & Emanuel Michael)

Joy - Short Film - Director & Editor

Winner Geoff Evans Award for Excellence

2020 - present

 

2020 - present

 

2021 - 2022

 

2019 - 2020

2019

2017 - 2018

2016

2016

2015 - 2017

2015

2015

2014

2014

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2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

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2012

2012

2011

2011

2010 - 2011

2010

2010

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2010

2010

2010

2010

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2017

THE INLAND ROAD

Official Selection

SUNDANCE  FILM FESTIVAL 2013

NIGHT SHIFT

Official Selection

CANNES   FILM FESTIVAL 2012

NIGHT SHIFT

Official Selection

SUNDANCE  FILM FESTIVAL 2011

EBONY SOCIETY

Official Selection

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2011

MEATHEAD

Official Selection