Key Visions, Inc.
Kenny Gronningsater


Kenny Gronningsater Bio
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Kenny Gronningsater brings twenty-three years of motion-picture,
production experience to Key Visions Inc. and Index Films LLC. His career
spans the gamut of genres: from TV news-magazine to documentaries to
features. His first foray into independent feature work was as a Steadicam
Operator for The Brothers McMullen (1995), written and directed by
Edward Burns. In 1999 he was Director of Photography for Payday, a short
dramatic film starring Jimmy Breslin, Theodore Bikel, and Patrick Tull. His
cinematography on that project earned him a Finalist Award at the 2000
New York Festivals, International Film and Video Competition. He was
Director of Photography on E/Z (2007) and Murder Rhapsody (2003), full
length features film written and directed by Alex Tana, his partner with
Index Films. Kenny Gronningsater co-directed E/Z with Alex Tana. Other
Camera credits include The Sound and Fury, nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Documentary in 2004. Camera credits for documentaries
that aired on PBS are many: Old Enough To Do Time (1983- Public Policy
Productions), narrated by Daniel Travanti, received an International Film
and Television of New York Award, a Silver Gavel Award, and was
nominated for a national Emmy. Health Care on The Critical List, narrated
by Jack Klugman, was awarded the Special Jury Award in the 1985 San
Francisco International Film Festival. The Power Struggle, narrated by
Meryl Streep, won a Blue Ribbon at The American Film Festival in 1986.
Gronningsater regularly works as a lighting cameraman for ABCs’
20/20, Primetime, and Dateline-NBC. The National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences recognized his camerawork (Emmy Camera Certificate
of Recognition) on stories he shot for the networks in 1992, 1993, 1994,
and 1998. Kenny Gronningsater is a member of the cinematographer’s
guild, IATSE 600, and NABET 16.