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Michael Patrick Kelly

Producer, Director, Writer, Editor

United States , New York City
michael@aquapiofilms.com

Current Work Details

What I do

Imagine - Create

Company

Aquapio Films Ltd.

Website

http://aquapiofilms.com

Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Producer/Director/Writer/Editor

Resources / Expertise

SONY FS700, SONY HVR-V1U, 1 PowerMac, 1 MacPro, Adobe Premiere Pro, 2 DVCAM Decks, FCP6&7

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

1985-1990

SUNY and New York University,
Radio/Television Production/ Filmmaking/Cinema Studies

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

I'm making them as fast as I can...

I cried watching

The death of an onion... Ya gotta believe me, it was the onion or me...

I left the cinema during

I have never walked out of a cinema... No, wait, a girlfriend once dragged me out of Caligula... But I would have toughed it out...

Directors I love

Wilder, Sayles, Kubrick, Chaplin, Lang, De Sica, Coen Bros, Almodovar, Fassbinder, Jarmusch, Sturges, Truffaut, Coppola, Capra, Sirk, Murnau, Wenders, Welles, Kurosawa, Malle, Costa-Gavras, Boyle, etc...

Actors I admire

D. Day Lewis, Kathleen Chalfant, Marcia Gay Harden, Helen Mirren, Jack Warden, Arthur Kennedy, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Shaw, Gary Oldman, Danny Glover, Charlie Chaplin, Rod Steiger, John Garfield, Canada Lee, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright, Claudette Colbert, Paul Muni, F. Murray Abraham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard E. Grant, Shelley Winters, Christopher Guest, Barbara Stanwyck, Sidney Poitier, Sissy Spacek, Delroy Lindo, Juano Hernandez, Fredric March, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Frankie Faison, Keir Dullea, Bill Nunn, Ida Lupino...

Writers I respect

Dr. Seuss, Eugene O'Neill, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Richard Yates, Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe, Billy Shakespeare, Susan Glaspell, J. M. Coetzee, Howard Zinn, Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond, Paul Auster, David Mamet, Philip Roth, Ethan Coen, Sam Shepard, Budd Schulberg, Christopher Moore, Barbara Kingsolver, Naomi Klein, Spike Lee, Steven Zaillian...

My desert island discs

Jeff Beck "Blow by Blow", Little Feat, "Waiting for Columbus" Fishbone "Truth and Soul" Sonny Rollins "Saxophone Colossus" Glenn Gould "The Goldberg Variations" Willie Nelson "Stardust" Rahsaan Roland Kirk "We Free Kings" "The Beatles", NIN "Pretty Hate Machine", Violent Femmes, John Coltrane, "Blue Train", Beethoven's 9th/George Szell conducting, Paul Motian "Trioism" Frank Zappa,"Over-Nite Sensation"/"One Size Fits All", G.D. Mars Hotel/Dead Set/any of Dick's Picks, The Doors L.A. Woman Ben Harper, Both Sides of the Gun...

Books I have given my friends

Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn, Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts, The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein, What is the What, by Dave Eggers, Just Kids, by Patty Smith, A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan, The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

My death row meal

Mashed Potatos, Asparagus, Corn on the cob, Portobello & Shitaki Mushrooms sauted with onion and peppers and a salad w/ balslmic vinegar & oil.

The best thing I own

Do we really own anything?

More about me

Life's a cab away... Or is it a Cabernet?

Shooting People stuff

Joined

05/05/04

Recent Bulletin Posts

28/10/16   Let's Rock and Make a Doc!!! Paul Motian Doc!

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My Work & Credits

  • Isn't it Delicious

    My role: Director

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    Empekay Kayjaykay Productions, LLC
    Category
    Feature
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    Behind the Wall

    My role: Director

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    Aquapio Films, LTD.
    Category
    Documentary
  • play

    Operation Lysistrata

    My role: Director

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Aquapio Films Ltd.
    Category
    Documentary
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    The Payoff

    My role: Director

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    Strangers Gate Entertainment Partners
    Category
    Short
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    Sheep

    My role: Director

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Apres le Soleil
    Category
    Short
  • Only Joking

    My role: Director

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    Strangers Gate Entertainment Partners
    Category
    Short
  • The Spiral

    Format
    16mm
    Production company
    Dog Hill Productions
    Category
    Short
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    Motian In Motion

    My role: Director

    Format
    HD
    Production company
    Aquapio Films Ltd.
    Category
    Documentary