- Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Nonfiction Unlimited, the commercial production company that represents a roster of elite documentary directors, announced today that director Rory Kennedy, who does commercials and sponsored documentary projects through the company, was nominated for an Academy Award® in the "Best Documentary Feature" category for Last Days In Vietnam, produced by Moxie Firecracker Films for PBS’ American Experience Films. This is the first Academy Award® nomination for Kennedy.
Loretta Jeneski, Partner and Executive Producer at Nonfiction, noted “We’re proud to have Rory on our roster. She’s a gifted storyteller who brings something very special to the commercial arena.”
Kennedy’s Last Days in Vietnam, the critically acclaimed story of the dramatic evacuation and fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army, premiered at Sundance 2014. Her previous film Ethel, about her mother and wife of Robert F. Kennedy, premiered at Sundance in 2012. Kennedy has produced and directed over 35 documentaries, covering topics from the global AIDS crisis, human rights, domestic abuse, poverty, drug addiction, and political corruption. Kennedy’s films have appeared on HBO, PBS, Lifetime Television, A&E, Court TV, The Oxygen Network and The Learning Channel.
About Nonfiction Unlimited
Founded in 1995, Nonfiction Unlimited is a unique commercial and content production company offering advertising agencies and brands the talents of an elite roster of documentary filmmakers for advertising projects. Nonfiction’s award-winning directors create compelling spots, complex branding campaigns, episodic series for television and on-line, narrative features and creative documentaries. The company is based on Santa Monica, CA. www.nonfictionunlimited.com
Director Rory Kennedy
Screenplay - Keven McAlester, Mark Bailey
Producer Rory Kennedy
Producer Keven McAlester
Executive Producer Mark Samels
Cinematographer Joan Churchill
Editor Don Kleszy