Biography

Celebrated filmmaker Nancy Kelly directs independent and educational films as well as corporate marketing videos. Her work has screened and broadcast worldwide, and won numerous awards. Her clients include: Apple, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, Clorox, and Kaiser Permanente. She’s especially good with people, whether real people or actors.

Nancy Kelly, Frances McDormand, Kenji Yamamoto
Nancy Kelly, Frances McDormand, Kenji Yamamoto

Her most recent independent documentary, the acclaimed Rebels with a Cause is a humorous, inspirational celebration of wild places told through the characters that saved them. Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, Rebels screened in many film festivals, followed by a theatrical release and a PBS broadcast.

Her dramatic feature Thousand Pieces of Gold stars Rosalind Chao and Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper. Gold received a number of film festival awards nationally and internationally. Its subsequent theatrical release and broadcast on PBS received excellent reviews.

Nancy’s other independent films include Downside UP, Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives,  Smitten, and  Cowgirls.

Nancy graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Public Health Education from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She participated in the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab. She studied at the Jean Shelton Acting School and the Judith Weston Acting and Directing Studio.