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Welcome to Purple Riot Studio, the animation production house of award-winning experimental animator Kelly Gallagher. Kelly has been producing original and colorful handcrafted animations for the past decade that explore overlooked histories and movements of resistance and perseverance. She also creates commissioned animations for documentary film and music video clients ranging from PBS to The Coup.

Kelly’s animations, experimental films and documentaries have been featured in publications including The Nation, VICE, and Animation Magazine, and have screened internationally at venues including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, London ICA Artists’ Biennial, LA’s Echo Park Film Center, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Kino Tuskanac Zagreb, Yale University, and Anthology Film Archives. She is a recipient of the Ivan Kaljević Award from the Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade, the Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits, the Audience Award from Brazil’s Fronteira Film Festival, and the Jury’s Choice Award from Black Maria Film Festival.

2017 Reel