Alan Kelly, a native of Toronto, Canada has worked as a professional in the film industry for over a decade. A fervent lover of film and animation since childhood he was always fascinated by the process of filmmaking and practical effects, always holding a special place in his heart for Horror. No trip to the rental store was complete without flipping the boxes in the horror section to see the forbidden fruit. After shooting countless short films as a youth he went to art school for classical animation but switched gears to pursue filmmaking. Years later he was accepted into the camera guild and starting as an apprentice camera assistant, worked his way up through the department in every genre from low/no budget to tent pole features and acclaimed films including the Academy Award winning 'Spotlight' (2016 Best Picture). Currently he is a camera operator/steadicam operator for features and television.
Islanders have often been portrayed in film as a strange bunch. Guarded and protective of their community when strangers come-a-knocking and that mythos is mined once again in Elder Island. Loosely based on the colorful history of Lake Michigan’s actual Beaver Island during the mid-nineteenth century, Elder Island introduces us to a handful of residents […]
Why is that Horror, of all the genres that benefited from digital cinema’s low cost film-making revolution, has been the most inundated with poorly-made films? It’s a question that has more than one answer but none of those answers relieve the frustration felt when trying to get through one of these types of films. No […]