Justin Kelly (director)

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Justin Kelly
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Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Director, screenwriter, editor

Justin Kelly[1] is an American film director, screenwriter and film editor. He came to prominence as director and writer of Sundance Film Festival 2015 premiere select I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto.[2][3] He then wrote and directed King Cobra, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival starring Christian Slater and James Franco.[4]

Career[edit]

After a stream of directing and editing music videos for artists such as Gossip, Hunx and his Punx and Tiny Hearts, Kelly made the transition to feature film.[5] Under the wing of film legend Gus Van Sant,[6] he began shooting his first feature-length film I Am Michael in summer of 2014. Starring actors James Franco, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver, the controversial[7][8][9] film's premiere was announced as a premiere select at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.[10] In 2016, Kelly's second feature-length film, King Cobra, also produced by James Franco and starring Christian Slater, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.[11][12] Kelly is currently directing his third-untitled feature length film starring Abbey Lee, Riley Keough and Caleb Landry Jones.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Screenwriter Editor
2017 Welcome the Stranger
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2016 King Cobra
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2015 I Am Michael
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2014 Tiny Hearts "Stay" Music Video
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2009 Gossip "Men In Love" Music Video
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2009 "Girl"
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2006 "Debris"
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2007 "Front"
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 11, 2014). "Justin Kelly Teams With James Franco & Gus Van Sant For ‘Michael’". Deadline. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Chang, Justin (December 8, 2014). "Sundance Film Festival Announces 2015 Premieres Lineup". Variety. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sundance Premieres: James Franco returns to Park City - Inside Movies - EW.com". EW.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Lee, Ashley (2016-03-02). "Tribeca Film Festival Sets 'Hologram for the King,' 'Elvis & Nixon' World Premieres". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  5. ^ "CATCH FIRE: Archive: Justin Kelly". Catch-fire.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "Justin Kelly Teams With James Franco & Gus Van Sant For ‘Michael’". Deadline. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Eliza Berman (26 November 2014). "James Franco Zachary Quinto Charlie Carver threesome scene". TIME.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Here's Your First Look At James Franco & Zachary Quinto As Gay Lovers In Michael! Don't They Look Cute Together??". Perezhilton.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver Set for Steamy Ménage à Trois in Gay Drama 'Michael'". TheWrap. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Chang, Justin (December 8, 2014). "Sundance Film Festival Announces 2015 Premiers Lineup". Variety. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ Lee, Ashley (2016-03-02). "Tribeca Film Festival Sets 'Hologram for the King,' 'Elvis & Nixon' World Premieres". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  12. ^ Ehrlich, David (2016-04-17). "'King Cobra' Is the 'Boogie Nights' of Gay Porn (Tribeca Review)". Indiewire. Retrieved 2016-05-29. 
  13. ^ Ford, Rebecca (July 7, 2016). "Riley Keough, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbey Lee Join Justin Kelly's Next Film (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 

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