Filmmakers – Food Evolution

​Director / Producer / Writer: Scott Hamilton Kennedy

Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor. He has worked on everything from documentary and scripted film with legends like Roger Corman, directed music videos like Jimmy Cliff’s international hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” to commercials, motion capture animation, scripted and reality television. His documentary work includes Oscar Nominated 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. Scott recently launched Time Capsule Movies, personally curated documentaries that capture special moments in your life that can be shared for generations to come. Set for theatrical release June 23, 2017 through Abramorama, Scott’s latest documentary, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is Food Evolution. 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 scientific inquiry 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. For more information go to Scott’s site

Producer / Writer: Trace Sheehan

Based in Brooklyn, Trace Sheehan is the founder and CEO of Boomdozer, Inc., where he has several upcoming unscripted film and television projects in development. On the feature side, he has most recently completed Food Evolution, a deep-dive into the contentious world of GMOs, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which he co-wrote and produced with Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, slated to premiere this summer. On the television side, he has recently partnered with Leftfield Pictures, Michael Bay and his company, Platinum Dunes, to produce the never-before-told true story behind the capture of Saddam Hussein for the upcoming 15th anniversary of that historic event. He also has co-productions in development with Campfire, Cowboy Bear Ninja and other production companies. Before launching Boomdozer, Sheehan co-founded the sales and production company, Preferred Content, responsible for critically acclaimed docs including Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Grace & Mercy. Sheehan graduated from Duke University with a degree in international business, and has postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics, the University of Cambridge and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a member of the PGA & NPA and is represented by the Kaplan Stahler Agency.