Ken Cunningham Pro
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ken Cunningham is a multiple Gemini Awardâ€“winning director, privileged to have won Best Direction on an Animated Series in both 2010 and 2011 for Michael Eisnerâ€™s animated sitcom â€œGlenn Martin, DDSâ€. The project also won the 2010 Gemini for Best Animated Series, as well as receiving a 2009 Annie Nomination, alongside the Simpsons, for Best Animated Series, and a 2011 Gemini Nomination for Best Animated Series. Other recent directing credits include the BravoFact short, â€œZen and the Art of Distractionâ€, Kenâ€™s first foray into writing producing and directing live action. He also recently finished "Apple", his first dance film. Other series credits include â€œBob and Dougâ€, an animated series based on the iconic Canadian hosers of SCTV fame, and â€œBusytown Mysteriesâ€, a series based on the books of Richard Scarry, winner of the 2009 CFTPA Award for Best Childrenâ€™s Program and nominated for the 2009 Pulcinella Award for Best Preschool Series at Italyâ€™s prestigious â€œCartoons on the Bayâ€. Previous to his work in film and television, Ken spent 11 years as a professional dance artist, performing internationally with Canadaâ€™s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Le Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (MontrÃ©al), Toru Shimazaki Dance (Japan) and Dancemakers (Toronto), under artistic director Serge Bennathan. Ken is currently in pre-production on his next project, â€œThe Lord of the Rinkâ€. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.