GAVIN KELLY is an A.S.C. honored, Emmy Award winning cinematographer who shoots a wide spectrum of narrative feature, television, documentary, commercial and music video projects around the world. Gavin’s extensive background in visual arts, music, and film, has helped him develop into a dynamic, diverse filmmaker. He has photographed films which have been featured in many international festivals, including SUNDANCE, SXSW, TORONTO and TRIBECA.
Gavin is recently wrapped season 6 of the series AMERICAN HORROR STORY, for Ryan Murphy and FX.
Gavin shot the ACADEMY AWARD winning film WEST BANK STORY, a striking musical-comedy take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film premiered at Sundance and has won numerous international festival awards.
Gavin shot LUV, the coming-of-age dramatic thriller set on the streets of Baltimore, starring Common, Meagan Good, and Danny Glover, which premiered in competition in the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically.
Gavin lensed the pilot A HISTORY OF RADNESS for Amazon Studios. It's a music-driven show following a brother and sister in middle school forming a rock band with fellow outsiders. Musicians Henry Rollins, James Iha (of The Smashing Pumpkins), Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino are all part of the project.
Gavin's DP'd the reboot of CABIN FEVER, Eli Roth's successful first film, produced by Cassian Elwes and Evan Astrowsky. The film was released by IFC Midnight.
Gavin's recent feature credits include THE SWEET LIFE, starring Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer as two unlucky strangers with nothing left to lose who head out on an impulsive road trip to San Francisco to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Gavin's other credits include DIAL A PRAYER starring William H. Macy and Brittany Snow, SAFELIGHT, starring Juno Temple and Evan Peters, and PHANTOM HALO, directed by Antonia Bogdanovich and executive produced by Peter Bogdanovich.
Gavin shot THE DRY LAND, starring Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Melissa Leo, and Jason Ritter. The film, following the struggles of a soldier returning from war, premiered in competition in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2005 Gavin received the prestigious A.S.C. Heritage Award for Outstanding Cinematography, Honorable Commendation, from the American Society of Cinematographers.
Gavin has been profiled in various publications, including International Cinematographer's Guild Magazine in the feature article "Generation Next."
While in undergraduate studies in Visual Arts at U.C.S.D., Gavin was awarded two Student Emmys for his films.
Gavin went on to receive an M.F.A. in film production at the U.S.C. School of Cinematic Arts in 2004.
Gavin has shot music videos for a variety of artists, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kari Faux, Matt Cardle, Haley Reinhart, Gemma Hayes, Against Me!, Emmy Rossum, and Serj Tankian (of System of a Down), Priscilla Ahn, for Warner Bros, Geffen, Interscope, Capitol, Reprise, Blue Note, and more.
Gavin has shot commercials and promos for clients including AT&T, Maybelline, BMW, Avon, L'Oreal, Walmart, JC Penney, Sally Hansen, Acuvue, Disney, Time Warner, Google, HP, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Invisible Children, as well as series for Amazon Studios, Sony, Google, Fox, Geek and Sundry, and more.