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Kelly Broad: Biography Babylon 2008
Project Title: LOOKING FOR LOVE
Kelly Broad began her career in newspapers and studied journalism at Monash University in Australia. After working in the media and as a government speechwriter, she moved to London and worked on a series of short films for Trouble TV created by teenagers.
Her first script to come to life was "Wolf", created while studying Writing for Film and Television at Central St Martins. A short black comedy set in the East End, it was directed by commercials director Ben Bannister in 2003.
Memory Box Films, a company she co-founded with fellow film-makers Hattie Dalton, Brenna Rangott and Becki Ponting, has begun to make its mark both here and in the US with award winning micro-shorts "Sick", "Sticky Date" and "Internal Turmoil of the Plastic Kind" the company's first animation now screening on BBC.
She won a British Academy Award in 2005 for producing the winning short "The Banker" and is still managing its rollout to international film festivals.
In early 2006 she produced a documentary for Greenpeace which included filming in Scandinavia and the Netherlands and which is now screening in London. This was followed in 2007 by a return to Greenpeace and a follow-up film which is about to be released, and a Pakistan set short film, funded by North West Vision, with award winning director Aneel Ahmad. It has just been selected by the British Council as a best of British.
Memory Box Films generates short form content and has a number of feature projects in development in Australia and the UK, and she continues to work with new film makers on a range of smaller projects.
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