Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

Director and screenwriter in Dublin, Ireland

About Frank

I'm an independent filmmaker. Studied animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education (then Senior College Ballyfermot) and graduated in 2000 with a Higher National Dimploma.

Began writing screenplays during college. Formed partnership with Thomas Kennedy in 2001 and began Pale Stone Productions.

We made 'Emily's Song' in 2005, completed 2006, 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.

I went on to make 'Bill, For Short' in 2008, now distributed by Network Ireland Television. Then 'Slán agus Beannacht' in 2009, recently acquired by RTE and broadcast on national television.

I began production of '140' the same year. We closed Pale Stone Production in September of 2009. Completed '140' in January of 2010, which has gone on to screen at five festival so far. Had it's world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Fest and it's European Premiere at the IFI in Dublin.

My mst recent short is called 'Raise My Hands' and currently touring festivals world wide.

My first dramatic feature film 'Derelict' is in post-production and due for release later this year.

Name: Frank Kelly

Lives in: Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Director and Screenwriter


  • Derelict

    Derelict (2012)
    Film by Scarlet Crescent Films/Nation of Artists Producer/Writer/Director

  • Raise My Hands

    Raise My Hands (2011)
    Documentary by Scarlet Crescent Films/Nation of Artists Director/Editor

  • Slán agus Beannacht (Goodbye and Blessings)

    Slán agus Beannacht (Goodbye and Blessings) (2009)
    Film (short) by Pale Stone Productions Ltd. Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Composer

  • 140

    140 (2009)
    Documentary by Pale Stone Productions Ltd Creator/Producer/Director/Editor

  • Bill for Short

    Bill for Short (2008)
    Film (short) by Pale Stone Productions Ltd Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Composer

  • Emily's Song

    Emily's Song (2006)
    Film (short) by Pale Stone Productions Ltd Writer/Director/Producer/Composer


  • Bronze Palm Award (Mexico International Film Festival)

  • Special Mention (52nd Oberhausen Film Festival)

  • Crystal Heart Award (Heartland Film Festival)

  • Unicef UK Award (Showcomotion Film Festival)


  • Senior College Ballyfermot (Ballyfermot College of Further Education) (Dublin IE)

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