Scott Hamilton Kennedy

FOOD EVOLUTION: A Search for the Nuanced Truth in the Struggle Between Art, Activism and Commerce

Black Valley Films


Scott Hamiton Kennedy will also be having a workshop and two film screenings of his documentary FOOD EVOLUTION on May 10th. For additional information and registration, click here.

Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor who has worked on everything from documentary and scripted film with legends like Roger Corman, music videos like Jimmy Cliff’s timeless international hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television. His documentary work includes: The Garden, which tells the story of the complicated struggle over the nation’s largest community garden. 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.

Set for release in 2017, Scott’s latest documentary is Food Evolution, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. 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 how we use science to make decisions as a lens to look at some of the most urgent questions facing our food system today.

Scott resides in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles with his wife Catherine Borek, their two daughters Tessa and Eden, and their dog Pepper.