Speaker Heath Kenny
Speaker Heath Kenny

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Heath Kenny

Founder, You and Eye Creative & Virtual CCO, Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks

As Chief Content Officer, Heath Kenny is charged with spearheading the company’s move into original programming.  Originally based in Paris, Kenny has relocated to Ottawa and works in collaboration with Chantal Ling, Vice President of Original Series and Co-Productions

Kenny is responsible for content strategy, the development of original content and management of the development teams at Mercury Filmworks. With extensive knowledge of animation production and development, and as a talented artist and director, Kenny will identify and develop original properties, both existing IPs and originals, and secure financing to green-light productions.

Throughout his 20 year career in animation, Kenny has worked with and for clients like DreamWorks, Disney, France Télévisions, Tf1, RAI, Teletoon Canada, and Netflix.  

Before joining Mercury Filmworks, Kenny ran his own Paris-based company, You and Eye Creative, which he founded in 2016.  Prior, he served as Vice President of Creative and Executive Producer at Gaumont Animation, also in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, Kenny worked in the UK as animation director on the Gorillaz music video Dirty Harry, and served as co-director for the second season of Cartoon Network’s Robotboy while working with Anphanim.

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