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Kirk Hendry is a freelance filmmaker currently developing a feature-length film of War Horse creator Michael Morpurgo's award-winning book Kensuke's Kingdom with co-director Neil Boyle (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Thief and The Cobbler) and producers Sarah Radclyffe (My Beautiful Launderette, Wish You Were Here) and Camilla Deakin (Ethel & Ernest).

Kirk has directed commercial work for the World Wildlife Fund, Ardbeg Whisky, The Guardian newspaper among others and his popular Dancing On Ice 'Polar Bears' promos for ITV have both won gold at Promax Europe.

His short film Junk has won numerous awards and been selected at over 150 film festivals worldwide. He has also been nominated for an MTV Music Video of the Year.

Kirk works regularly with acclaimed French director Sylvain Chomet (Les Triplettes de Belleville) as lighting designer and lead compositor including work on his Simpsons Couch Gag, music video for Belgian pop star Stromae and his current film on the life of Marcel Pagnol.

Kirk was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and lives in London, England.