Johanna B. Kelly is a multi-disciplinary Designer and Filmmaker for Feature Films, TV, Music Videos, Art Exhibitions and Art Fairs, working in Melbourne, New York & LA. 

ProducerWriter and Director of The Gateway Bug, an award winning feature film documentary on global food security starring TV chef Andrew Zimmern and world premiering at Santa Barbara Film Festival. Enjoying a year long, global film festival tour, including participating as invited director to Napa Valley Film Festival's "Artist-In-Residence" program, undertaking a series of Oscar-award-winner led masterclasses and Q&A filmmaker panels. Before securing distribution through Gravitas Ventures, Nat Geo and Globosat, screening to over 40 million households, multiple airlines, and 40,000+ students as part of an expansive educational impact campaign. MEDIA / PRESS

Producer & Production Designer on 7 indie feature films in the USA including Like Lambs starring Liam Aiken and Justin Chon. In Australia, Art Directing Chris Hemsworth's Centr fitness app videos, Netflix's number #1 Clickbait starring Adrian Grenier, and teaching Production Design for Film and TV, remotely to Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons), RMIT University students, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design, during Melbourne's lockdowns.

Exhibition Designer for 2023's Sydney Town Hall, Marilyn Monroe, The Woman Behind the Icon exhibition; formerly for the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Designing over 35 NGV exhibitions including record breaking Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire with over 332,000 visitors and the NGV's first Melbourne Winter Masterpiece children's experience: Dali Kids. While earning a full scholarship and graduating with an MA in Interior Design from RMIT University. Later working with Frieze Art Fair, NYC and the world's largest art fair for prints & editions: IFPDA Print Fair NYC, as design consultant. Striving to change the world through design, art and film. Get in touch here. CREDITS BELOW.


Before securing global distribution with Gravitas Ventures and National Geographic, screening worldwide in theatres, TV screens and on Emirates and Hong Kong Airlines, The Gateway Bug world premiered at Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival in 2017. Exposing America’s disconnect with food as climate catastrophe, it follows the dramatic rise and fall of edible insect start-ups, while uncovering daily habits people can change to fix a broken food system, one meal at a time. Screening at over 45 international film festivals across the Americas, Asia, Europe & Australia, it spent over 3 years on the festival circuit, receiving:

- the American Conservation Film Festival 'Green Spark Award'
- 'Best Environmental Documentary' at Melbourne Doc Film Fest
- Impact DOCS 'Award of Excellence'
- Bonita Springs Int. Film Fest ‘Audience Award’
- 'Special Menzione' at the Milano Int. Film Festival Awards
- 'Best Documentary' nom at Napa Valley Film Fest, Santa Barbara Film Fest and Oscar qualifying, Nashville Film Festival.

Enjoying an educational run in schools across America, giving over 40,000 students from Minnesota, to Detroit, Santa Barbara, Vail and the Napa Valley, the chance to hear filmmaker Q&A stories, eat bugs and learn by watching.


Relic - 2020
Carver Films [Set Designer]
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 - Minds I Cinema
[Set Decorator]
Cabin Fear - Hellhouse Productions 
[Production Designer] 
Like Lambs - The Prospekt Group [Associate Producer, Production Designer]
The Opposite Sex - Woodhaven Productions [Set Decorator & On-set Dresser]


Dinosaur - FDC films
[AD, AP, Production Designer]
Delivery Boy -
Delivery Boy Productions
[Co-Producer, Co-writer, Production Designer]
Mirrors and Ghosts -
Tara Violet Niami
[Production Designer]
Dark Room - Quill Film
[Art Director]


Dan Murphy's,
Father's Day,
[Production Designer]

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

GE Reveal,
Vayner Media
[Set Decorator ]

OTG for LAX,
[Art Director]

Philosophy Skincare,
CVLT Productions
[Set Decorator ]

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

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

24 Hubert St,
Marshad Productions
[Art Director]


Netflix / Matchbox / NBCU
[Assistant Art Director]

Family Food Fight S2, 
Channel 9


Chris Hemsworth's fitness app
[Video 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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