Johanna B. Kelly is a Melbourne native, New York based Filmmaker and Multi-disciplinary Designer for feature films and music videos. Her credits comprise producing, writing and directing award winning documentary The Gateway Bug, a feature film on global food security (Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival, 2017), and 7 feature films as Production Designer, including cult indie Like Lambs, shot on 35mm (Atlanta Film Festival & Boston Int. Film Festival, 2016). 

Prior to moving to NYC in 2013, Johanna worked as Exhibition Designer for the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia designing over 35 exhibitions. During this period she was awarded a full scholarship for her practice based postgraduate work at RMIT University and consequently graduated with a Masters Degree in Interior Design

Most recently Johanna designed the 2017 IFPDA Print Fair, consulting and coordinating it's move after 25 years from the Park Avenue Armory to the Javits Center in New York. She also took part as invited guest of Napa Valley Film Festival's 2017 "Artist-In-Residence" program where The Gateway Bug was in core competition. Johanna is currently working on two new documentaries, writing scripted television and film and continuing to strive towards a sustainable design practice through investigation, critical reflection and responsive design; environmentally motivated to change the world through art and film.

To discuss collaborating or just say hi, please get in touch.


Feature Films

The Gateway Bug - The Gateway Bug LLC  [Director, Co-Producer, Co-writer and Designer]
Pitching Tents - Meritage Pictures  [Production Designer]
Landing Up - Bold Compass Films [Production Designer]
Don't Sleep
(formerly The Other) -
Minds I Cinema
[Set Decorator]
Cabin Fear
(formerly Seclusion) -
Joe Bandelli Productions  
[Production Designer] 
Like Lambs -
The Prospekt Group  
[Associate Producer, Production Designer]
The Opposite Sex - Woodhaven Productions
[Set Decorator & On-set Dresser]

Short Films

Dinosaur - FDC films    
 [Production Designer]
Delivery Boy -
Delivery Boy Productions 
[Production Designer]
Mirrors and Ghosts -
Tara Violet Niami 
[Production Designer]
Dark Room - Quill Film
[Art Director]


My Lagos, My Way, 2016
Studio Matter
[Production Designer]

GE Reveal, 2016
Vayner Media
[Set Decorator ]

OTG for LAX, 2016
[Art Director]

Philosophy Skincare, 2016
CVLT Productions
[Set Decorator ]

Hawthorne, launch campaign, 2016
Hawthorne for Men
[Art Director]

Zazen Bear, holiday campaign Winter, 2015
Studio Matter    
[Production Designer]

24 Hubert St, 2015
Marshad Productions    
[Art Director]

Music Videos

Deathless Light 
[Art Director]
KAZIAN - Sparks
[Art Director]
UNA LUX Somewhere
[Art Director]
UNA LUX - Simon
[Art Director]

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