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Johnny Kelly
Nexus Studio

LONDON, UK. // Multi-award winning Director Johnny Kelly is known for adding a sprinkling of magic to everything he touches. A master of his craft, Johnny’s portfolio encompasses multiple disciplines and techniques including stop frame, live action, 2D, 3D, graphic design and illustration.

Johnny has worked with leading brands including Apple, Coca Cola, Nike, Facebook and Dropbox, alongside renowned creative teams including 72andSunny, Observatory, Droga5 and more. His two-minute film for Chipotle, ‘Back to the Start’, featuring a cast of a hundred hand painted pigs, won two Cannes Grand Prix Lion awards. He has trophies of all shapes and sizes from D&AD pencils, to Clios and British Arrows amongst many others.

Most recently, Johnny directed 'A Future Begins', a stop-motion short and sequel to his acclaimed Chipotle spot, which focused on human welfare in farming. He was also behind the beautiful quartet of puppeteered singalong films, ‘Right on Tracks’, for Cheerios, which aimed to educate young people through messages of empathy and compassion, and directed the Rhode Island Festival winner ‘Fern’, a collaboration with Channel 4, as well as a stunning 2D animated short celebrating the landmark of 2 billion Facebook users.

Often aped but never bettered, one always knows when Johnny has been worked his magic.