Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Filmmaker, music composer and editor in New York City, New York

About Paul

Paul Kelly is the talent that brings music to the world of film, TV, and advertising. He has been sought after by renowned directors, like Oliver Stone, for his blockbuster films, Savages, Any Given Sunday, Comandante and Oscar-Nominated short film Everything In This Country Must. Kelly has also won numerous awards for his editing work, including a Cannes Silver Lion, in 2005, and Two Gold Lions in 2010. Along with his extensive accolades, Kelly has also worked with major artists, such as Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Eric Clapton, with music videos,You’re Still the One, by Twain, Breathe, by Hill and Pilgrim, by Clapton.
Kelly, originally from Newington, Connecticut is a person that walks the path of a global individual, with extensive periods of time spent in the US and Europe. This has seen him move with the flow of a modern world that can musically decipher the relevance of our international culture. Kelly is the person he is, not just as an individual, but also as a talent, which sits on the shoulders of a man that does not bear the burden of ego, but immerses himself in what is around him. After finishing at the School of Visual Arts, at 21, Kelly went on to spend eleven years in LA, with periods of time in other cities, including London and New York. Kelly then went on to start his career in Films, TV and advertising. Kelly's music is not only sought out by world renowned film Directors, but also in numerous advertisements, including Calvin Klein Eternity and Miller Beer.
Glowing reviews that Kelly has received, can be seen in the following from Thom Jurek, Soundings in Film, who say, “His moving sound constructions are full of emotions and moods -- not all of them pleasant -- and his takes on funk, rock, and blues are not journeyman, but those of a musician who takes these art forms seriously and seeks to represent them accurately in his utterances. Kelly may be a sketcher, but his sketches stand on their own outside the realm of the image,” and Frank O. Gutch Jr, Evolution In Film, who give glowing context to the work of Kelly in the following, “Paul Kelly knows what music is. He knows that it can be a setup, a climax, or an anticlimax. He knows the value of music applied to other media. More than that, he knows music. Not at all unlike a classical composer or even the rock band which plays beyond the fringe, he creates music for a reason.”
Paul Kelly is a person whose broad spectrum of talent, has seen him working with the best names in the industry, for over twenty years. He continually pushes the boundaries of expectations, which sees him as a person that is consistently sought out, in this competitive industry.

Name: Paul Kelly

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Filmmaker, Music Composer and Editor


  • American Made Movie

    American Made Movie (2013)
    Film by Vincent Vittorio (Documentary, Drama, History and News) Composer American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing when there was a more balanced relationship between the goods produced and consumed, and illustrates how technology and globalization have changed the competitive landscape for companies doing business in America, as well as overseas. By illustrating the successes of companies and entrepreneurs that, of their own accord, have prospered without adopting the practices of their competitors, American Made Movie shows the positive impact these jobs can have on national and local economies in the face of great challenges. Written by Anonymous

  • Savages

    Savages (2012)
    Film by Oliver Stone (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Music department In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead lover Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Last Rite

    Last Rite (2011)
    Film by Amy Miketic (Short and Drama) Composer LAST RITE tells the story of a chance encounter between an alcoholic widow and a man with a criminal past. Lucy and Terrance are in need of forgiveness and find redemption, if only for a moment, with each other.

  • Frank the Rat

    Frank the Rat (2009)
    Film by James Cozza (Drama) Composer A misfit brother and sister try to salvage their broken lives by searching the country for the father they never knew.

  • Everything in This Country Must

    Everything in This Country Must (2004)
    Film by Gary McKendry (Drama and Short) Composer Northern Ireland. Soldiers, through inattention, run into a car with a woman and her young son. Two years later, a horse is stuck in the river, and the soldiers happen along, but the horse's owner is violently opposed to their help; he relents, but his hostility is obvious when his daughter invites them inside afterward to warm up. Written by Jon Reeves <>

  • Comandante

    Comandante (2003)
    Film by Oliver Stone (Documentary) Composer Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

  • Any Given Sunday

    Any Given Sunday (1999)
    Film by Oliver Stone (Drama and Sport) Composer When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the... Written by Anonymous

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