Kelly’s creative writing career began when her parents decided to keep her an only child. As a result, she developed a sharp sense of story and character motivation. Her first documented story revolved around a six-year old heroine, a broken lamp and a giant blob from Neptuna. Although the story was highly praised for its pacing, the heroine was still grounded for the weekend.
After a distinguished career in high school as a creative writer in both English and French languages, she studied Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, until she tragically contracted “I got that-itis” and was forced to switch into an English major. Kelly started writing screenplays as a writing exercise and since then, her scripts have made the finals of Austin Film Festival, Slamdance, and the PAGE Awards.
Her latest comedy feature, “Life’s A Beaut” won the Best Comedy Feature Prize at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival, and her sitcom pilot “Life in 140 Characters or Less” was a Top 25 TV Comedy at the PAGE Awards.
Her goals include working with Melissa McCarthy, writing a script for Helen Mirren, learning to walk in high heels…and world peace.
Awards and Honors:
- Winner, Best Comedy Feature, 2019 Nashville Film Festival
- Top 10 TV Comedies, 2016 Page International Screenwriting Awards
- Grand Prize Winner, 2016 Stage 32 Comedy Feature Competition
- Finalist, 2014 The Black List “Fade to Black Award”
- Top 5, 2010 Final Draft’s “Big Break” International Screenwriting Competition
- Top 25 Comedies, 2010 Page International Screenwriting Awards
- Finalist, 2010 Slamdance Script Competition