Welcome to Purple Riot Studio, the film and animation production house of award-winning experimental animator Kelly Gallagher. Kelly has been producing original and colorful handcrafted films and 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. Upcoming screenings of her commissioned animations include: the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA, and PBS. She is an Assistant Professor of Film at Syracuse University.
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: The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, London ICA Artists’ Biennial, LA Film Forum, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry, and Anthology Film Archives. She is the recipient of the Ivan Kaljević Award from Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade, the Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits, the Audience Award from Brazil’s Fronteira Film Festival, and Jury’s Choice Award and Jury’s Stellar Award from Black Maria Film Festival. The Southern Ohio Council for Higher Education awarded her the Excellence in Research Award for her creative and scholarly film work in 2017.