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Ep 165: From the UK to the US - Filmmaker Gareth Kelly

Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby

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Episode  ·  36:07  ·  Apr 9, 2023


Originally from the UK award-winning filmmaker, Gareth Kelly has had an unusual journey in becoming an above-the-line creative. After spending 10 years as a concrete truck driver, Kelly decided to pursue his lifelong passion for film and television. Along the way, he found himself covering the US 2016 Presidential election in Florida for various local, national, and international news organizations - BBC, Tampa Bay Biz Journal, Creative Loafing, as well as authoring his first book, 100 Things to do in San Luis Obispo Before you Die.Returning to California, Kelly settled into an associate producer role with Director, [Andrew Davis] (The Fugitive) at his production company, Chicago Pacific Entertainment working on the critically acclaimed documentary, [Mentors - Tony & Santi].Continuing his development alongside Davis, Kelly has focused on forging professional relationships with filmmakers, writers, producers, financiers, and directors. He is producing, writing, and developing numerous projects of his own for both film and television.2022 saw the world premiere of his award-winning first film [Fresh to Frightening - The Sharon Green story] at the 2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.Kelly is a former undocumented immigrant and remains an outspoken advocate for immigration reform, is a devout Manchester United fan, and is a lifelong yachtsman and qualified skipper.W: https://www.bowlinefilms.com/Damien Swaby Social Media Links:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/Twitter https://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorWebsite http://filmmakingconversations.com/If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work https://ko-fi.com/damienswabyElísabet Ronaldsdóttirhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0739894/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4532542/advertisement

36m 7s  ·  Apr 9, 2023

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