Ani Simon-Kennedy

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Raised in Paris, Ani Simon-Kennedy is a New York-based filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals around the world. Alongside cinematographer Cailin Yatsko, she co-founded production company Bicephaly Pictures after they met at Prague Film School. They’ve created 100+ videos to date for clients such as Colgate, Vice and MoMA and have conceived original web series for Allure, Teen Vogue and Glamour.

Ani wrote and directed her first feature film Days of Gray in Iceland. Called “an assured debut” by the Hollywood Reporter, it traveled internationally with a live original score by Icelandic band Hjaltalin.

She is currently in development on her second narrative feature, The Short History of the Long Road. It received the Dernsie Award for Best Screenplay at the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival presented by Bruce Dern and Geena Davis. She’s an alum of Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab, IFP’s Emerging Storytellers at Film Week, the Cine Qua Non Screenwriter’s Lab, Tribeca All Access and the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.