Ani Simon-Kennedy

Born in New York, Ani Simon-Kennedy was raised in Paris in a bilingual family. After graduating from New York University, she started working on both independent and studio films in New York and in Paris. In 2010, she attended Prague Film School where her short film Sea Full of Hooks was selected for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. She began her collaboration with cinematographer Cailin Yatsko and in 2011,  they founded Bicephaly Pictures, a visual storytelling studio based in NYC, specialized in commercial projects and branded content. Her first feature film Days of Gray was supported by IFP and has screened worldwide. The film, a ciné-concert with the Icelandic band Hjaltalin, won Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards 2013 and Best Emerging Narrative at the Oaxaca Film Festival 2014.

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Recent Reviews


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Days of Gray

A stark film where the landscape plays an integral part. It reminded me of growing up in the 40's and 50's when there was so much restraint, no one daring...

Days of Gray

There is a beauty and ominous starkness to the often-shown landscape, and the same contrast within the family and societal structures. It struck me how, whether intentionally or not, (or...

Days of Gray

Excellent photography and grading. There's a empathy that the director develops between the viewer and the hero. In an age where sex and explosions sell, the development of such a...

Days of Gray

Marvelously breathtaking film. The music is sparse but beautiful. The landscape is gorgeous. Just watch it!