Ani Simon-Kennedy

Los Angeles, California, United States

Ani Simon-Kennedy’s powerful work is full of charm and humanity, forged by an easy rapport with her subjects. She is a natural at making her talent feel comfortable. Under the banner of Bicephaly Pictures, she collaborates with cinematographer Cailin Yatsko on socially-conscious stories.

She has trained an intimate lens on the most decorated Olympian of all time, a survivor of domestic violence, an Oscar winner and a lizard lassoer - all with sensitivity and respect. Most recently, she was selected to participate in Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative television director mentorship program. She is currently in development on several projects for film and television.

She wrote, directed and produced THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD, a road trip drama starring Sabrina Carpenter, Steven Ogg, Maggie Siff and Danny Trejo. It premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, receiving a Special Mention for Best Screenplay and was released by Filmrise. It is currently available on all platforms. Her first feature film DAYS OF GRAY, an Icelandic dystopian fantasy, was deemed “an assured debut” by the Hollywood Reporter. It played at top festivals around the world with an original live score by Hjaltalin.