Ian Cheney

Founding Board Member
Food Corps

Ian Cheney grew up in Massachusetts and Maine, and received bachelor’s and master’sdegrees from Yale University. After graduate school, Ian co-created, co-produced and starred in the feature documentary King Corn, which was released theatrically in 60 cities and awarded a George Foster Peabody Award in 2009. Ian subsequently directed the feature documentary The Greening Of Southie, featured in The New Yorker and on Good Morning America, and has recently completed work on two new films, Truck Farm– the story of urban agriculture in New York City – and The City Dark, a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night. A founding board member of FoodCorps and a contributing blogger for the HufffingtonPost, Ian travels frequently to show his films, lead workshops, and give talks about environment, agriculture, and the human relationship to the natural world. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a 1/1000th acre farm in the back of his old pickup truck.