Kamp Kennedy

Kamp Kennedy

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An international award-winning director, Kennedy’s extensive body of work spans all genres with music videos, commercials, print, branded content, social, episodic, docs, and feature films. His career has taken him all around the world, shooting in more than 20 countries.

The illustrious career got rolling in the music video world. Notable recording artist clients include Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora, De La Soul, Future, Paul McCartney, Lauryn Hill, Notorious B.I.G., and Fall Out Boy. His sense of beauty and fashion was evident in the videos and became the conduit to make the leap into major agency commercial work. It didn’t take long for the client list to grow beyond beauty as Kennedy diversified into other genres with kids, sports, and lifestyle work. His clients include Pantene, L’Oréal, Maybelline, Rimmel London, Levi’s, SAP, Macy’s, Biogen, 2K, Nestle, Coca Cola, NBA, and Verizon.

Kennedy’s creative journey includes a strong still photography portfolio shooting celebrities, athletes, and models. He’s shot household names like Jennifer Garner, Kevin Hart, Maria Sharapova, Michael Strahan, Tyra Banks, Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms, Christy Turlington and Victoria’s Secret’s favorite Angel, Adrianna Lima.

Kennedy is one of the pioneers of the “Branded Content” movement, which paved the way for a new wave of commercial content living beyond traditional broadcast outlets. He became the “go-to” creative for Garnier Fructis with major cobranded projects. Kamp created the 7-year “Style Files” series featuring musicians at major music festivals. Next was his “Sing in the Shower” tour which started as a cross-country college tour activation, eventually landing in music festivals as well. His work and relationship with Rolling Stone Magazine on the “Women Who Rock” series lead to a feature film documentary. Presented by Rolling Stone, the film followed the remarkable story of the first unsigned band ever to make the magazine’s infamous cover, The Sheepdogs. The documentary was the featured rock dock and premiered at the Nashville Film festival.

Kamp directed a mini-series featuring an Orc creature trying to become a UFC fighter to support the Netflix debut feature film “Bright” with Wil Smith and Joel Edgerton. With the success of that series, Netflix put Kennedy on their Creative Development vendor list for content creation to leverage series and features. Next up was a dating prank show mini-series for the romantic comedy “Set It Up” starring Lucy Lui, Glen Powell, and Zoey Deutch.

Most recently Kennedy is directing two projects in production. “Growing Hope” is a documentary that follows the “Violins of Hope”, restored instruments that saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust and juxtaposing the haunting sounds they once played in concentration camps with today's most popular rap, pop, country, and hip-hop artists. The music message speaks to inclusion, tolerance, and understanding. The second project is an episodic series about the inaugural season of “Team Combat League”, Boxing’s first ever 8-city professional Boxing team competition. The show goes beyond the ropes and portrays the fighter’s troubled lives and their resilience to overcome the hand they were dealt.

Kennedy resides in NYC but likes to go hide and write in his mountain escape in the Catskills or cheer on his son Grayson who plays college football.