Chris Kennedy is an internationally renowned, award-winning Production Designer with extensive experience across film, television and commercial campaigns. Chris’ most recent work is production design of the long awaited series of the best selling book, Shantaram, for Apple and Paramount Studios. His other work includes; Lambs of God, directed by Jeffery Walker and for Lingo Pictures and FOXTEL secured another AACTA nomination and 5th win for his exceptional production design.
Chris’ production design for the feature film Lion based on Saroo Brierley’s book, A Long Way Home and directed by Garth Davis for See-Saw Films, was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Chris’ work on Lion secured him a nomination by the Art Directors Guild – Excellence in Production Design Awards in the Contemporary Film category and also earned him an AACTA (2017) for Best Production Design.
His feature credits include the John Hillcoat directed features Lawless, The Road and The Proposition for which he won his fourth AFI Award for Best Production Design. Chris was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design for The Road and enjoyed critical acclaim worldwide for his outstanding work. In 2014 he completed Russell Crowe’s directional debut feature film, The Water Diviner for which he received another AFI/AACTA nomination for Best Production Design.
Other television credits; Sunshine for SBS and produced by Ian Collie, Sara Shaw and Anna McLeish and the critically acclaimed Jack Irish and Curtin telemovies for the ABC, the latter winning the 2006 Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama, Miniseries.
Chris has won five AFI/AACTA Best Production Design Awards and in 2005 his great commitment to cinematic vision was recognised when he received the AFI/AACTA Byron Kennedy Award for Outstanding Creative Enterprise.