Ken Foley originally hails from the mean, green, suburbs of New Jersey. He made his first film, a class project documentary on special effects, at age 15. It caught the attention of Emmy-winning producer Harve Bennett (STAR TREK II-V, A Woman Called Golda), who encouraged Ken to pursue his goal a filmmaker.
After moving to Los Angeles he was lucky enough to be mentored by Bennett, Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator, Aliens, Hulk) and Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57, Fled, Prison Break, 24). Ken worked as a cameraman in television news before joining Paramount Studios’ post production department. There he worked on such films as Four Feathers, Star Trek: Nemesis, Clockstoppers and others.
While attending Loyola Marymount University’s undergraduate film program, he made the dark comedy short Domestic Bliss. For his senior thesis, Ken wanted to make a film in the genre that inspired him. The result was Final Run, an ambitious 35mm sci-fi short that placed as a finalist at the San Diego Comic Con.
Ken is hard at work on his genre script Scion and his next directing project.