Frank Kelly

Film Director


  • Joe & Sarah
    2013 — Short Film
  • Derelict
    2012 — Feature Film
  • Raise My Hands
    2011 — Short Documentary
  • Slán Agus Beannacht
    2009 — undefined
  • 140
    2009 — Feature Documentary
  • Bill
    undefined — undefined
  • For Short
    2008 — Short Film
  • Emily’s Song
    2006 — Short Drama
  • 2006
    Heartland Film Festival: Crystal Heart — undefined. Emily’s Song

Frank studied animation production at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. He began writing screenplays during college and formed a writing partnership with Thomas Kennedy when he graduated in 2000. Together they founded Pale Stone Productions Ltd. They completed their first short, Emily’s Song in 2006. It was screened at 30 international film festivals, broadcast on RTE and Channel 4, won the Crystal Heart Award, UNICEF Award and special Mention at Oberhausen Short Film Fest. Frank went on to make Bill, For Short in 2008, distributed by Network Ireland Television, and Slán agus Beannacht in 2009, both screened at festivals around the world. He began production on 140 the same year, in global documentary that was shot in 23 countries around the world. Completed in January of 2010, it had it’s world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Fest and it’s European Premiere at the IFI in Dublin.

It won the Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Frank completed Raise My Hands in 2010, which screened at 15 international film festival. He completed his first dramatic feature in 2012, entitled Derelict, which had it’s premiere at the Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin, where it received an honorary mention. Since the Frank worked on the BBC documentary “Michael Woods’ The Great British Story” and completed a short film for Ablevision Ireland, entitled Joe & Sarah.

Currently living in the United States, Frank is in pre-production for his next feature film, Float.