Television & Film: Drama

His career spans television, both dramatic and documentary, film, theatre, and journalism.

My television and film work began in the U.K., with an apprenticeship to director Carol Reed, then writing plays and series episodes for the BBC and Granada, as well as two independent films. After I moved to the U.S., I wrote for both network and PBS television in a variety of styles - straight fiction, adaptations , and docudrama.

  • Brother Jesse

    Florence Nightingale

    Rebellious genius, aristocrat, and early feminist Florence Nightingale defies convention and the combined power of the British government to revolutionize the practice of medicine. BAFTA nominee.

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  • Harvest

    Harvest

    (Ad. Richard Selzer) Recently widowed woman seeks out the man who carries the heart transplanted from her deceased husband.

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  • Hiroshima Maiden

    Hiroshima Maiden

    Japanese girl, scarred by exposure to atomic radiation, finds acceptance and a measure of healing in the United States.

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  • Jennys Song

    Jenny's Song

    Given solace by a wise friend of her father, a teenager learns how to cope with the loss of a parent through reliving his favorite hobby, sailing.

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  • Mourning Becomes Electra

    Mourning Becomes Electra

    5-part series reimagined for television from Eugene O'Neill's epic saga of a New England family torn apart by a thirst for vengeance.

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New & Upcoming

Latest commissions, ideas, concepts, sketches, scripts under construction - Kenneth Cavander is always exploring new subject matter. Among the projects engaging him at present ... Read More

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    The Curse of Oedipus

    • Nominated Best Play, Best Production, including a LA Drama Critics Circle.
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    The Tempest

    • Version of the play by William Shakesepare for contemporary audiences
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    Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

    • Arthurian legend mixes high drama, romance, and danger.
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    C.S. Lewis Beyond Narnia

    • The story of his struggle to solve the mystery of earthly and divine love.
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    The Greeks

    • The story of the Trojan War as dramatized in 10 classic Greek plays, with Christopher Reeve as Achilles.
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    Hawthorne Country

    • Inspired by stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Allison Janney and Richard Thomas starred.