Francis Kenny - Details


Kenny’s first big break as a cinematographer came in 1989, when he photographed the critically acclaimed high school satire Heathers, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Earlier in his career, in 1985, Kenny photographed the Academy Award winning film “You Make Me Feel Like Dancin.” Soon after that, in 1986, he took the job as camera operator on Susan Sidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan. His second unit feature film credits include Making Mr. Right, Drop Dead Fred, and Why Do Fools Fall In Love?

Kenny has photographed numerous films for television, including American Zoetrope’s Dark Angel, Paramount’s The 119, NBC’s Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and Warner Bros.’s The Flash.

Kenny’s grandfather Herman Adkins was a famous aviator, whose airplane, The Adaptable Annie (named after his grandmother Annie Adkins), is now in The Smithsonian Museum. From flying in the cockpit with his grandfather, Kenny witnessed remarkable visual sights and views, which was the reason he decided to become a cinematographer.