Ken has over 9 years of experience as a filmmaker and creative director. His documentaries have shifted mindset, impacted culture and influenced legislative change. As an ethnographer and investigative reporter Ken is passionately curious, a talent that has lead him to the powerful truths of organizations working to solve climate, education, poverty & human rights issues around the world. He is an award winning filmmaker with his films have been official selections on the international circuit, have aired on PBS, VICE and the History Channel; and have been created in collaboration with world leaders.
Ken engineered Truth Be Told to be at the intersection of creativity and making the world a better place. He’s been volunteering with an array of non-profits for most of his life. Ken’s goal is to develop communications for high impact organizations and social movements. Besides filmmaking he has followed his passion for creative development and consumer insights. His formative training was as a brand strategist and cultural anthropologist, but he quickly got frustrated handing off creative strategies for someone else to develop work around the insights he uncovered. His research and creative ideations have lead to a variety of award winning, global campaigns. These experiences have enabled him to grow his expertise at the craft of communications and documentary film. He is driven by his insatiable curiosity and has honed his interests to create stories with meaning and impact.
His talents are centered around telling meaningful and compelling stories and he has done so for clients like the Marine Mammal Center, the ASPEN Institute, MINI Cooper, Google, Microsoft, Reutlinger Center For Alzheimers, HandUp and eBay. He has worked at a variety of creative shops like TBWA/Chiat/Day, Goodby, Silverstein, and Butler, Shine and has specialized in documentaries, ethnographies, anthropological research, distilling the information he uncovers through ethnographic studies, creating insights that fuel brand storytelling, developing creative and artistic stories and shooting and editing films that are captivating and engaging. The idea behind Truth Be Told is to take these ideas from cradle to grave to produce and seed stories that drive at the essence of an organization, cause or movement.
Ken’s experiences in the art of story have naturally segued into documentary filmmaking. With a focus on social justice and the non-profit social responsibility sector Ken has created a variety of documentaries. He is passionate about building and has been a volunteer with Habitat For Humanity for over 15 years. He is currently exploring a feature doc on Universal Basic Income, leads an immersive media initiative as a co-founder of Story Code SF and is launching innovative solutions for supportive housing & services for the homeless with Saint Francis Village. He loves woodworking and cycling. Ken lives in San Francisco’s Castro district with his wife, son and boston terrier. He graduated from the Georgetown School of Business and attended the Oxford Business program.