Kelly Anderson's most recent films are UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie and My Brooklyn, a documentary about gentrification and the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn. My Brooklyn premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival, where it won an Audience Award, and was broadcast on the PBS World series America ReFramed. Her other work includes Never Enough, a documentary about clutter, collecting and Americans’ relationships with their stuff, which won an award for Artistic Excellence at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. She also made Every Mother’s Son (with Tami Gold), a documentary about mothers whose children were killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople for police reform. Every Mother’s Son won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, aired on POV, and was nominated for a national Emmy for Directing. In 2000, Kelly completed SHIFT, a 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. Kelly's other documentaries include Out At Work (with Tami Gold), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on HBO and won a GLAAD Award for Best Documentary. She is the author (with Martin Lucas) of Documentary Voice & Vision: a creative approach to non-fiction media production (Focal Press, 2016). A recipient of the George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary from the University Film and Video Association (2017), Kelly has received funding from entities including ITVS, The Rockefeller Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. She has mentored emerging filmmakers through the ITVS Diversity Development Fund and Downtown Community TV. Kelly is a Professor of Media Studies at Hunter College in New York City, where she teaches undergraduates and in the Integrated Media Arts MFA program.
Three mothers lose sons at the hands of police officers and unite to fight for change.
George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary Work (UFVA)
Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Emmy Award Nomination, Directing
Award for Artistic Excellence, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
America ReFramed Broadcast
Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship