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Who Am I?
My name is Jonathan Kennedy. I am a filmmaker and photographer recently relocated from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Hamilton, Ontario.
I was born in 1985 and I've been making things and not making things to varying degrees ever since. I started drawing around the same time I learned to hold a pencil. I made my first website in 1997. Photography and filmmaking came about a decade later. I like the weird, the eerie and the surreal.
I studied political science and sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 2014 an essay that I wrote won a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters David C. Saxon Humanitarian Letters Award for an essay on the relationship between “world peace,” the War on Terror, and the surveillance state.
In 2016 I spent two weeks in Cuba alongside around fifty incredibly talented people from around the world under the tutelage of Abbas Kiarostami where I made my short film I HAVE ALWAYS LIVED HERE.
Later in 2016 I won a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters award for my experimental short Haunted.