MFA – In Cinema (Emphasis in Production). University of Southern California Department of Cinema/Television 1980 – 1982

BA – In Cinema (Emphasis in Production). University of Southern California Department of Cinema/Television 1977 – 1980

University of Oregon 1975 – 1977


Road Dog (2017) Road Dog chronicles the 7 years I spent touring the US in my van showing my independent films with my 120 pound Chocolate Lab, Moses.

The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part One: Making the Extreme No Budget Film (2009 – 2nd Edition coming in 2017)

The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part Two: Sound Conversations With (un)Sound People (2012)

Plus various articles, interviews and blog posts on filmmaking and distribution.


Clowns (1982) 30-minute documentary. Winner Cine Golden Eagle 1982.

Criminal Justice (1988) 60-minute documentary. Premiered on Seattle PBS station KCTS. It is distributed non-theatrically and has been sold to colleges and universities throughout the US, Japan and Puerto Rico.

That Really Obscure Object of Desire (1989) premiered on the PBS series American Pie in April 1991. It has also aired on Canadian public television station TV Ontario.

You’ll Change (1992) has been broadcast on various PBS stations, The Learning Channel, Canadian and Australian television. It has been screened at the Chicago International Film festival, Ann Arbor, Bucks County, Mill Valley, Cinequest/San Jose, the City Lore Film Festivals and the US Comedy Arts Festival

Stolen Toyota (1993) has been broadcast on various PBS stations, Canadian and Australian television. It has been screened at the Aspen and Denver Film Festivals, Virginia Film Festival of American Film, the Fort Lauderdale and the Mill Valley Film Festivals.

I Think I was an Alcoholic (1994) has been broadcast on The Sundance Channel, The Learning Channel, CBC Manitoba and SBS television in Sydney Australia. It has been seen at Sundance, Chicago and the USA Film festivals, Cinequest, Virginia and the Black Maria Film Festivals. It’s been screened internationally at the 1995 Annecy Animation film festival, Sydney Film Festival and the 1995 Edinburgh Film Festival.

Friday Night (1994) has been broadcast on Canadian Television. And has been screened at the UK Raindance Film Festival, the British ShortFilm Festival, and The Northwest Film & Video Festival.

Love The One You’re With (1995) aired on Canadian and Australian Television. Opened the 1995 Rainy States Film Festival.

Enough With The Salmon (1996) aired on Canadian & Australian Television and screened at the Sienna Short Film Festival in Sienna Italy.

Tales From I-5 (1996) aired on Canadian and Australian Television.

12 Short Films Without Glenn Gould (1996) an experimental film project shown at the NW Film & Video Center.

Feature Films:

BIRDDOG (1999), this feature film opened the 2000 Sao Paulo Film Festival in Brazil. It has played Art House theaters and Colleges and Universities around the US.

The Gas Cafe (2001), this feature length digital video has played in Art House theaters and Colleges and Universities across the US.

Kicking Bird (2005), This feature has played all over the US and in the UK in film festivals and Art House theaters, Colleges and Universities.

In Progress:


Dangerous: Kay Boyle (Current) – A feature length documentary film in Progress on Writer & Political Activist Kay Boyle.

Executive Producer:

Faded: Teenage Girls and Binge Drinking – (2012) A 60-minute documentary dealing with the realities of Teenage Girls and Binge Drinking.

Sound Design/Supervising Sound Editor:

It Was The Nightingale: The Unreliable Story of Ford Madox Ford Dir. Paul Lewis

Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon Dir. Eric Byford

Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey Dir. Eric Byford

Endings Dir. Chris Hansen

Something, Anything Dir Paul Harrill

The Preacher’s Mistress Dir Michelle Mower (for Lifetime)

The Preacher’s Daughter Dir Michelle Mower (for Lifetime)

Far From Heaven Dir Todd Haynes, Starring Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore

Finding Forrester Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring Sean Connery
Psycho (the remake) Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortenson, and Anne Heche
Good Will Hunting Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
To Die For Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring Nicole Kidman, and Matt Dillon.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring Uma Thurman and Rain Phoenix
My Own Private Idaho Dir. Gus Van Sant, Starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves
The Adventures of Mark Twain (animated feature) Dir. Will Vinton

 Sound Editor – – Features & Television:                                                                          

Tales From the Darkside – The Movie
Mercenary Fighters
Law & Order
(Original Pilot Episode)
Claymation Christmas Special (CBS)
Claymation Easter Special (CBS)
Claymation Halloween Special (CBS)
Meet the Raisins (CBS)

Picture Editor:

The Adventures of Mark Twain
Meet the Raisins
Celebracion del Matramonio
Wallace Stegner Movie
The New Capitalists: Economics in Indian Country

 Awards & Screenings:

Kelley has received a Western States Media Arts Fellowship (1997), and grants from the SOROS Fund (2000), Pioneer Fund for Emerging Documentary Filmmakers (1998), The Collins Foundation (2000), Oregon Arts Commission (1993), The Jackson Foundation (1984), Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust (1984), and The Maurie Clark Foundation (1984).

The Stirling Art Centre at Macrobert University (Stirling, Scotland) had a retrospective of Kelley’s work in 2006. The Pacific Film Archives and The Northwest Film Center have hosted a retrospective of Kelley’s short films.


Kelley has done documentaries for the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Juvenile Justice Office of the Department of Justice.

Teaching Experience:

Kelley has taught courses at Pacific University, The Nashville Film Institute, The Factory @ The Douglas Educational Center, Portland State University, The Northwest Film & Video Center, and The Attic Institute.

Workshops & Screenings:

Among the locations Kelley has taught workshops and done screenings include: USC Cinema, MACROBERT University, (Stirling, Scotland), UNIVERSITY College (Dublin, Ireland), Dublin Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, (Rochester, NY), Columbia College, Northwestern & DEPAUL University (Chicago), Indie Memphis Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Emerson College (Boston), Capilano College & Blinding Light Cinema, (Vancouver, B.C.), Evergreen State College, (Olympia), Center For Contemporary Arts, (Santa Fe), Independent Filmmakers Coalition, (Kansas City), Vanderbilt University & Belcourt Theatre ,(Nashville), Memphis Indie Film Festival, ZEITGEIST, (New Orleans), Capri Theatre, (Montgomery, AB), The Wisconsin Film School (Madison) ARTSFEST Film Festival – key note speaker, (Harrisburg, PA), Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Assn, ROXY THEATRE, WVSU, West Virginia Filmmakers Guild, MADLAB THEATRE, (Columbus, OH), Cleveland Museum of Art, CIRCLE CINEMA, (Tulsa, OK), University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Independent Feature Project (Minneapolis), Southern Illinois University, University Of California, Santa Barbara & Northridge, Sioux City Art Center, University of Nebraska, (Lincoln), University of Texas, Austin & Dallas, REEL WOMEN, (Austin), Baylor University, SWAMP & Alamo Draft House (Houston), Lone Star Film Society, University of Iowa, San Francisco State University & SF City College, The Indie Film Project at the University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, University of North Carolina – Pembroke & Chapel Hill, Open Aperture Film Festival – Appalachian State College, Bowling Green State University, (OH), Grand Valley State College (Grand Rapids, MI), University of Missouri & Rag Tag Cinema (Columbia). Among Others.

Film Festival appearances include: Flyaway Film Festival (Keynote Speaker), Tallgrass Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival (Judge), DC Shorts, Indie-Memphis, SXSW, The B Movie Film Festival, Fearless Film Festival, The Desert Rose Film Festival, Baltimore 48 Hour Film Festival (Judge), Houston 48 Hour Film Festival (Judge), among others.