Johnny Kelly is a Director & Animator from Dublin, based in London. He graduated from The Royal College of Art where he completed an MA in Animation and was awarded the Conran Foundation Award by the Provost, Sir Terence Conran. His graduation short film, Procrastination, has been well received and won him the Jerwood Moving Image Prize 2008 and was selected to be part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase. Johnny is represented by Nexus Productions (UK) and Free Agents (USA).
Johnny visited the Limerick School of Art and Design in November of 2010 and showed not only his work to date such as Dutch television show ‘Het Klokhuis’ and ‘YouTube’ but was also kind enough to give a sneak preview into the making of the award winning stop motion piece for Chipolte (mickeyandjohnny.com/johnny/back-to-the-start/).
We asked Johnny what inspired him?
Some influences off the top of my head, for various reasons:
Geoff Mc Fetridge, Cy Twombly, Jean-Paul Goude, Chris Ware, Dave Eggers, Shynola, Patrick Caulfield, Ermin Wurm, Wes Anderson, Vince Collins, Kam Tang, Winsor McCay, Numbskulls comic, This American Life.