Ken is a Peabody-winning producer who has also edited over 35 feature length documentaries for PBS, HBO and Al-Jazeera. Films he edited have been nominated for an Oscar and multiple Emmys, and won prime-time and documentary Emmys, a Columbia-Dupont, two Peabodys, an Indie Spirit award and top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. He was editor on the Oscar-nominated Regret to Inform, a film The New York Times described as“unforgettable ... exquisitely filmed, edited and scored.” Other projects include: Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (Peabody, 2015), Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Emmy winning series), In Football We Trust (Sundance, 2015), The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, Orozco: Man of Fire, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (American Masters), Store Wars, School Colors (Sundance 2002, Frontline), Bolinao 52 and Ancestors in the Americas (all featured on PBS).
For more than 20 years, PatchWorks Films has been creating award-winning documentaries exploring contemporary social issues through intimate character stories, and building innovative partnerships for their strategic use with organizations and educators. Their films have broadcast worldwide and shown at museums, libraries, schools, universities, community centers, conferences, and film festivals. Their most recent feature, Havana Curveball has screened in six countries to date, winning Best Documentary awards at the Boston and Seattle Children’s Film Festival, a special juror award at the Olympia Festival in Greece and a spot on School Library Journal’s “Best of 2014” list. Their previous film, Speaking In Tongues, funded by ITVS, LPB and CAAM, aired on PBS, won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and is a catalyst for changing language education worldwide. Previous films include the ITVS-funded Born in the U.S.A., which aired on Independent Lens and was hailed as the “best film on childbirth” by the former director of maternal health at the World Health Organization, and several shorts.