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Kennedy Epps

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Bio

Hello ! My name is Kennedy. As a kid I was wild. Always on an adventure, learning new things, and performing in front of the camera. Being an only child, I had to find ways to keep myself occupied. For the past 19 years, my mother has been raising me on her own. Three months after my fifth birthday, my mother moved us to Atlanta, Georgia. This was also the year that I received my first camera. I then began to record every aspect of my life. Growing up, I also tried to get into acting, dancing, singing, and sports. Other than my camera, nothing stuck with me. Editing or performing in mini videos brought me so much joy as a kid. Today I am 19 years old. I am a freshman attending Pratt Institute. I continue to work behind the scenes while shooting short films with friends. I've been active the past two years focusing on my own projects and serving as the sports cameraman at my school. To learn more about myself and my history, I joined our black student union club. Trying to stay connected to my roots, living in such a diverse but divided environment. So this is me. a 5 '7 mixed kid with short locs. Future director. A determined, emotional, creative, strong-willed woman looking for her place in this chaotic world.

Education

Pratt Institute-Main

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

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  • Transfer schools of interest:

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  • Majors of interest:

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  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Motion Pictures and Film

    • Dream career goals:

      To have my own production company

      Sports

      Dancing

      2010 - 20177 years

      Track & Field

      2016 - 20193 years

      Arts

      • Motion Family

        Cinematography
        2020 – 2023

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Kiddos Summer CampSummer Camp Counselor
        2018 – 2019

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Volunteering

      Entrepreneurship

      Godi Arts Scholarship
      Movies and tv shows are a big part of my life. Every emotion you feel there's a movie for it. Film has always given me a feeling that I can't explain or put into words. It's very overwhelming in the best way. Since I can remember, movies and filmmaking have been a constant form of expression in my life. At the age of three, I can still remember vividly lying in front of my mother's enormous box television. With only a floor light in the far corner and some toys scattered about, it was the only piece of furniture in the center of the living room. To simply live in these intriguing fantasies that these actors were portraying felt so surreal. This was a distraction that allowed me to remove myself from the present and immerse myself in fictional stories. The fact that we can make something from scratch for millions of people to establish their own unique opinions is incredible to me. Our imagination is limitless. Films have a clear beginning, middle, and end; as well as a plot and resolution. There are a hundred tiny details that make up a story. How a character's face lighting might indicate whether they are good or evil. Our mind subconsciously absorbs many different art forms at once when watching a movie. It combines various art forms including visual, musical, performance, etc. You will have a strong connection to these characters and they will gradually lure you into their world. The freedom from the limitations of reality that comes with being a filmmaker allows us to share any idea we feel is vital for the world to see. Storytelling through film is about connecting with others, while sharing life experiences. There is rarely a clear answer when people ask me which film I enjoy the most. For me, it all comes down to what we want in a movie. Many movies, in my opinion, are more about witnessing scenarios that feel more genuine than about escapism. When I watch a tv show, like Shameless, so many of its components touch a nerve within me and seem so realistic. It gave me the impression that many of the experiences I've encountered, felt, or seen aren't only things I've personally faced, but also experiences others have had as well. Seeing it in a way that so precisely portrays what you feel like you've gone through is extremely powerful. Listening to others' stories and expressing your own are the two things that matter most in this world. Knowing how specific movies influenced viewers' thoughts and feelings ignited my drive to produce my own projects. Through my film, I hope to serve as a voice and a safe haven, much like those actors and directors did for me.
      Patricia A. Curley Memorial Arts Scholarship
      Movies and tv shows are a big part of my life. Every emotion you feel there's a movie for it. Film has always given me a feeling that I can't explain or put into words. It's very overwhelming in the best way. Since I can remember, movies and filmmaking have been a constant form of expression in my life. At the age of three, I can still remember vividly lying in front of my mother's enormous box television. With only a floor light in the far corner and some toys scattered about, it was the only piece of furniture in the center of the living room. To simply live in these intriguing fantasies that these actors were portraying felt so surreal. This was a distraction that allowed me to remove myself from the present and immerse myself in fictional stories. The fact that we can make something from scratch for millions of people to establish their own unique opinions is incredible to me. Our imagination is limitless. Films have a clear beginning, middle, and end; as well as a plot and resolution. There are a hundred tiny details that make up a story. How a character's face lighting might indicate whether they are good or evil. Our mind subconsciously absorbs many different art forms at once when watching a movie. It combines various art forms including visual, musical, performance, etc. You will have a strong connection to these characters and they will gradually lure you into their world. The freedom from the limitations of reality that comes with being a filmmaker allows us to share any idea we feel is vital for the world to see. Storytelling through film is about connecting with others, while sharing life experiences. There is rarely a clear answer when people ask me which film I enjoy the most. For me, it all comes down to what we want in a movie. Many movies, in my opinion, are more about witnessing scenarios that feel more genuine than about escapism. When I watch a tv show, like Shameless, so many of its components touch a nerve within me and seem so realistic. It gave me the impression that many of the experiences I've encountered, felt, or seen aren't only things I've personally faced, but also experiences others have had as well. Seeing it in a way that so precisely portrays what you feel like you've gone through is extremely powerful. Listening to others' stories and expressing your own are the two things that matter most in this world. Knowing how specific movies influenced viewers' thoughts and feelings ignited my drive to produce my own projects. Through my film, I hope to serve as a voice and a safe haven, much like those actors and directors did for me.
      1st Generation People Of Color Patrick Copney Memorial Music/Arts Scholarship
      Winner
      Movies and tv shows are a big part of my life. Every emotion you feel there's a movie for it. Film has always given me a feeling that I can't explain or put into words. It's very overwhelming in the best way. Since I can remember, movies and filmmaking have been a constant form of expression in my life. At the age of three, I can still remember vividly lying in front of my mother's enormous box television. With only a floor light in the far corner and some toys scattered about, it was the only piece of furniture in the center of the living room. To simply live in these intriguing fantasies that these actors were portraying felt so surreal. This was a distraction that allowed me to remove myself from the present and immerse myself in fictional stories. The fact that we can make something from scratch for millions of people to establish their own unique opinions is incredible to me. Our imagination is limitless. Films have a clear beginning, middle, and end; as well as a plot and resolution. There are a hundred tiny details that make up a story. How a character's face lighting might indicate whether they are good or evil. Our mind subconsciously absorbs many different art forms at once when watching a movie. It combines various art forms including visual, musical, performance, etc. You will have a strong connection to these characters and they will gradually lure you into their world. The freedom from the limitations of reality that comes with being a filmmaker allows us to share any idea we feel is vital for the world to see. Storytelling through film is about connecting with others, while sharing life experiences. There is rarely a clear answer when people ask me which film I enjoy the most. For me, it all comes down to what we want in a movie. Many movies, in my opinion, are more about witnessing scenarios that feel more genuine than about escapism. When I watch a tv show, like Shameless, so many of its components touch a nerve within me and seem so realistic. It gave me the impression that many of the experiences I've encountered, felt, or seen aren't only things I've personally faced, but also experiences others have had as well. Seeing it in a way that so precisely portrays what you feel like you've gone through is extremely powerful. Listening to others' stories and expressing your own are the two things that matter most in this world. Knowing how specific movies influenced viewers' thoughts and feelings ignited my drive to produce my own projects. Through my film, I hope to serve as a voice and a safe haven, much like those actors and directors did for me.