Films by Filmmaker
Kelly Anderson's most recent film is MY BROOKLYN, a documentary about the ways city government and corporations colluded to reshape Downtown Brooklyn, which she directed and produced (with Allison Lirish Dean). MY BROOKLYN premiered at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival, where it shared the Audience Award with Su Friedrich's film Gut Renovation. Kelly also made NEVER ENOUGH, about clutter, collecting and Americans' relationships with their stuff, which won an Artistic Excellence award at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Festival. Kelly's other films include EVERY MOTHER'S SON, a documentary about mothers whose children have been killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople on the issue of police brutality, which she produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited. EVERY MOTHER'S SON won the Audience Award at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, aired on PBS' national P.O.V. series, and was nominated for a national Emmy for Directing. In 2004, Kelly also produced, directed and edited OVERCOMING THE ODDS, which premiered at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, and has more than 2,500 copies in distribution as part of a successful international campaign to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global public health treaty. This film is a follow-up to MAKING A KILLING, a half-hour documentary she produced and directed (with Tami Gold) and edited that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. In 2000, Kelly completed SHIFT, a one-hour drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on PBS stations across the United States. Kelly's other documentaries include OUT AT WORK (with Tami Gold), which was screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on HBO and won a GLAAD Award for Best Documentary. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City.