Kyle Henry

Kyle Henry's feature narrative directing debut Room premiered at both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals in 2005, and was nominated for two FIND Independent Spirit Awards. His feature documentary University Inc., about the corporatization of higher education, and American Cowboy, about a gay rodeo champ, received wide festival play, with the former touring colleges and universities through the country as part of Michael Moore and Richard Linklater’s The McCollege Tour. Henry is also the editor of the Sundance/Tribeca/SXSW award-winning feature narrative Manito and ten documentary features including: Audience of One, Light from the East, the PBS/ITVS-funded Troop 1500 and Letters from the Other Side, and Showtime's Trinidad. Recently, he edited the 2012 Emmy Award winning Where the Soldiers Come From and the 2013 SXSW premiere Before You Know It. His short film Fourplay: Tampa premiered at the Cannes Film Festivals' Directors' Fortnight section in 2011 and played at Sundance 2012. His Fourplay feature anthology, executive produced by Michael Stipe and Jim McKay, premiered at Frameline 2012, toured internationally and received US distribution via TLA Releasing in 2013. Henry has also created content and worked as a consultant for numerous corporate partners and non-profits and has lectured in the Radio-TV-Film department at the University of Texas-Austin.


MFA Film Production, University of Texas, Austin
BA and BFA Art History and History, Rice University

Recent Awards and Honors

  • Best Editing - 2011 SXSW Film Festival for Where Soldiers Come From
  • Young Critics Prize -2011 Janela Int'l Film Festival
  • Jury High Commendation - 2011 Iris Prize Film Festival for Fourplay: San Francisco
  • Best Narrative short - 2011 NewFest Film Festival for Fourplay: San Francisco
  • 2010 Sundance Institute Doc Story and Edit Lab Fellow


RTVF 190 Media Construction
RTVF 372 Editing
RTVF 379 Topics in Production: Producing
RTVF 379 Topics in Production: Finishing
RTVF 392 Documentary Production: Place-Based Documentary

Kyle Henry

Associate Professor; Interim Director of the MFA in Documentary Media




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