Garrett Kennell is an award-winning writer/director based in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Garrett pursued an education at Point Park University; graduating with a B.A. in Cinema Production and receiving the award of Outstanding Excellence in Directing. 

During his collegiate years, Garrett worked directly under Chris Moore (Producer: ‘Goodwill Hunting’, ‘American Pie’) on the critically acclaimed Starz docu-series ‘The Chair’ which went on to win the DGA award. Garrett also interned for the Cannes International Film Festival in France where he was fortunate enough to see his award-winning short film ‘Dot’ screened at the festival itself as a part of the Short Film Corner.  

In 2015, his undergraduate thesis film ‘Milkman’ won the Audience Award at the world’s largest youth film festival (NFFTY) in Seattle Washington. ‘Milkman’ went on to further win at many other accomplished festivals including the LA Independent Film Festival for Best Student Film. In 2016, his short film "Samantha Moonley's Greatest Feeling" also went on to win the Audience Award at NFFTY.

Post graduation, Garrett started his own production company, GTK Films, to aid the development of his own television series and other passion projects. He is currently freelance writing and directing along with serving as an Advisory Board Member for NFFTY. 


Point Park University 2015 / B.A. in Cinema Production with a concentration in Directing