Scott Kennedy

Filmmaker, Food Evolution

Academy Award® nominee, Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman and editor. He has worked on everything from documentary and scripted film with legends like Roger Corman, directed music videos like Jimmy Cliff’s international hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television.

Kennedy’s documentary work includes: the Oscar Nominated The Garden, which tells the story of the complicated struggle over the nation’s largest community garden, the Independent Spirit Award Nominee OT: Our Town, about the first play in 25 years at Dominguez High School in Compton and the critically acclaimed Fame High, which follows four students through a year at one of the most respected and competitive performing arts high schools in the country.

Kennedy recently launched Time Capsule Movies, personally curated documentaries that capture special moments in your life that can be shared for generations to come.

Set for theatrical release June 23, 2017 through Abramorama, Scott’s latest documentary, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is Food Evolution. Amidst the ideological war over how to safely and sustainably feed a global population that is expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, Food Evolution uses the controversial GMO debate and scientific inquiry as a lens to look at some of the most urgent questions facing our food system today.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Rounding Up the Facts on GMOs

Are GMOs the answer to our planet’s food shortage? Or do they jeopardize our health, crops and climate by creating a destructive cycle of Roundup resistance? Like many issues these days, it depends on who you believe. Supporters of genetically modified organisms say that altering the DNA of corn and other crops is just another tool in the farmers’ toolbox - an innovation that will help feed a world whose food production has been disrupted by climate change.