Kelly, Gavin (I) Biography

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Gavin Kelly is an A.S.C. honored, Emmy Award winning cinematographer who has shot a wide spectrum of narrative feature, documentary, commercial and music video projects around the world. A member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, Gavin's extensive background in visual arts, music, and film has helped him become a distinctive, dynamic visual collaborator. Gavin recently shot _The Dry Land (2010)_ (qv), starring 'America Ferrera' (qv), 'Melissa Leo' (qv), 'Wilmer Valderrama' (qv) and 'Jason Ritter (I)' (qv). The film premiered in competition in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was released theatrically this summer. Gavin also shot the Oscar-winning film _West Bank Story (2005)_ (qv), a bold musical-comedy take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and has won numerous international festival awards and recognition. In 2005 Gavin received the prestigious A.S.C. Heritage Award for Outstanding Cinematography, Honorable Mention, from the American Society of Cinematographers. Gavin recently wrapped shooting _LUV (2012)_ (qv), starring 'Common' (qv), 'Meagan Good (I)' (qv), and 'Danny Glover' (qv), and _Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)_ (qv), starring 'Ryan O'Nan' (qv), 'Michael Weston (I)' (qv), 'Wilmer Valderrama' (qv), 'Jason Ritter (I)' (qv), and 'Arielle Kebbel' (qv). Gavin's other recent feature credits include _Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)_ (qv), starring 'Zach Galifianakis' (qv) and 'Matthew Modine' (qv), and _Play the Game (2009)_ (qv), starring 'Andy Griffith (I)' (qv) and 'Doris Roberts' (qv), and _Wake (2009/I)_ (qv), starring 'Bijou Phillips (I)' (qv) and 'Danny Masterson' (qv). Gavin has shot music videos for such top artists as Gemma Hayes, Against Me!, Emmy Rossum, and Serj Tankian (of System of a Down), for labels including Warner Bros Records, Geffen Records, and Reprise Records. Gavin's has also shot commercials/promos for clients such as Walmart, Disney, Google, Timer Warner, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Invisible Children, as well as web series for Sony, Fox Atomic, and Endemol. While in undergraduate studies in Visual Arts at U.C.S.D., Gavin was awarded two Student Emmys for his films. Gavin went on to receive an M.F.A. in film production at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television in 2004. Gavin is represented by The Paradigm Agency.
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  1. Touched (2013)
  2. Kilimanjaro (2013)
  3. Truck Stop (2013)
  4. "TableTop" (2012) {Fiasco, Part 1 (#1.8)}
  5. "TableTop" (2012) {Gloom (#1.7)}
  6. "TableTop" (2012) {Munchkin (#1.5)}
  7. "TableTop" (2012) {Settlers of Catan (#1.2)}
  8. "TableTop" (2012) {Small World (#1.1)}
  9. "TableTop" (2012) {Zombie Dice, Get Bit, & Tsuro (#1.3)}
  10. LUV (2012)
  11. "Rituals" (2012) {Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (#1.2)}
  12. "TableTop" (2012) {Castle Panic (#1.6)}
  13. A Fine Step (2012)
  14. Trigger (2012)
  15. Kony 2012 (2012)
  16. Where the Road Meets the Sun (2011)
  17. Sugar (2011/I)
  18. Sugartown (2011)
  19. Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
  20. Kadaffi Goes Hollywood (2011)
  21. The Dry Land (2010) (director of photography)
  22. Kill the Habit (2010)
  23. Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
  24. Play the Game (2009)
  25. The Things We Carry (2009/I)
  26. Henry John and the Little Bug (2009)
  27. Wake (2009/I) (director of photography)
  28. Lincoln MKS: The Race (2009) (TV)
  29. "My Long Distance Relationship" (2008)
  30. The Assassin Project (2008)
  31. Dog 41 (2008)
  32. L.A. Actors (2008)
  33. Limpiando sapos (2008)
  34. Stem (2007)
  35. All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)
  36. Broken Pipe Dreams (2007) (TV)
  37. Equal Opportunity (2007)
  38. The Knockdown King Lucky Peralta (2007)
  39. Fighting Auditions (2007)
  40. The Morning Routine (2007)
  41. The Shadows (2007)
  42. The Last Supper (2006)
  43. Pebbles (2005)
  44. A Night Out (2005)
  45. FAQs (2005)
  46. Flirting with Anthony (2005)
  47. Harry and Greta (2005)
  48. Wentworth (2005)
  49. West Bank Story (2005)
  50. Playing (2004)
  51. Rock On (2004)
  52. A Kiss on the Nose (2004)
  53. Stopover (2004)
  54. Stranded (2004/I)
  55. AnniVersus (2004)
  56. Tremors (2003)

Movies Directed

  1. Chu and Blossom (2013)

Movies Produced

  1. All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007) (executive producer)