Thomas Kelly’s approach to filmmaking is defined by his wish to create compelling narratives experienced against visually captivating backgrounds.
A born traveller, he immerses himself fully in all cultures, driven by the aesthetic images that an explorer can chance upon in the most unexpected places.
Kelly was born and raised in Paris. After graduating from Hypokhâgne, he moved to Buenos Aires in Argentina to pursue a career in Directing at the Fundación Universidad del Cine. There he was amazed by the endless energy, culture and colors of this urban South American landscape.
His strong visuals are often rhythmically driven as can be seen from his work for lifestyle and fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, YSL, Chanel, Vacheron Constantin, Maybelline, and L’Oreal Paris.
After directing his first short film in Thailand, portraying an unusual, yet captivating American boxer, Kelly has now dedicated himself to giving more focus to the narrative aspect of commercial film making.
Today, through his work with actors, he has consolidated his narrative mindset approach and now focuses on stories with human experience at their core.