Ian Cheney

Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker currently based in western Massachusetts. He grew up in Massachusetts and Maine, and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University. After graduate school, Ian co-created, co-produced and starred in the feature documentary KING CORN. Ian subsequently directed the feature documentary THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE, featured in The New Yorker and on Good Morning America; TRUCK FARM, the story of urban agriculture in New York City; THE CITY DARK, a documentary about light pollution; and THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO, a feature documentary about American Chinese food. He is a co-founder of FoodCorps, a nationwide public service organization. In 2011 he and longtime collaborator Curt Ellis were awarded the Heinz Award for their work in sustainability. Since 2010, Ian has been a visiting professor at the Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, and In 2014 Ian was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.