Kelly grew up in Kokomo, IN moving around a lot as a child with his single mother and often had to turn to the parents portrayed on television for his role models and life lessons. He attributes that to his love for movies and television and his aspirations to affect people through art and visuals. Although these were aspirations from the time he was a small boy, he did not begin working in film until his early twenties.
Over the past decade, Kelly migrated from a career in politics to a career in the entertainment industry. In these past 8 years, he’s worked every film role imaginable in both independent and larger budget productions.
Kelly is the Father of a total of 8 children, 5 from his previous marriage, and the three step-children from his girlfriend and business partner Sharina Maldonado. Kelly lives in Indianapolis Indiana and travels all over the midwest for film and entertainment projects, although primarily in Chicago. Kelly’s work can be seen in over a dozen projects, most notably, cinematography in “Pieces of David” by Lawrence Lee Wallace, and Directing in his many short films and movie attempts ranging a number of genres. His work can be found on Amazon and YouTube.
Kelly is the Captain of a Video-game Stream Team that all stream on Twitch called the “Gamerman & Scholars” where they focus on story-telling and Mental Health. Kelly also runs a YouTube channel, consulting business through LinkedIn for branding, marketing, and business solutions, is the co-founder of a start-up 501c3 called “Build Co” aiming to even the playing field for those suffering from systemic racism and financial hardships, and is a professional roller-skater.