Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

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Kelly Fyffe-Marshall


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  • Country:   Canada, United Kingdom, and United States
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   Black, Female, Immigrant
  • Experience Level:   Mid-Career
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted
  • Union:   DGC
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  • Interested In:   Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, and Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material
  • Recent Credits:   Haven, Black Bodies, Marathon, Lockhart, Black Wite Blue
  • Favourite Movies:   Higher Learning, Love & Basketball, Queen & Slim, Poetic Justice
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Lovecraft Country, Insecure, Peaky Blinders, How To Get Away With Murder.
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Kelly Fyffe-Marshall @directedbykells, born in England, of Jamaican descent is a dedicated director striving to solidify her mark amongst the film industry’s finest.

Kelly has directed music videos, web series episodes and short films. With her expanse experience Kelly has also been invited to be a juror for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as well as many film festivals. In November 2018 Kelly spoke at TEDx Youth Toronto with a speech titled “Make Ripples Where You Are” speaking on making change in the world.

Her work includes award-winning short film Haven (18), which premiered at SXSW as well as winning Audience Choice, in a room full of peers at BAFTA and most recently her two-part short film Black Bodies (20), Marathon (20) which was a response birthed from a viral racial incident that happened to her and three peers in California. This incident also birthed a non-profit organization We Have The Right To Be Right (RTBR) which is a collective of artists that align with social advocacy. After the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, her team decided to release Marathon online where it has amassed 20k+ views. Black Bodies was officially selected for TIFF 20, Canada’s Top Ten, nominated for best Canadian short and Kelly was awarded with the TIFF 20 x Shawn Mendes Foundation ChangeMaker Award for social change through film. Black Bodies has recently been officially selected for Sundance Film Festival 2021, having its US premiere on January 28, 2021.

With her love for film mixed with her passion for humanitarianism, Kelly was invited to speak at TEDx Youth Toronto 2018 about making change in the world, with her speech entitled “Make Ripples Where You Are” she encourages youth to be global citizens.

Kelly’s promising career is steadily on the rise. A self titled afro diasporic impact filmmaker, she uses film to change perspectives, create healing and share powerful stories. She leaves every project she touches impactful and makes sure that even if in a small way it changes the world.

Kelly is currently in development for her debut feature film When Morning Comes as well as travelling back and forth to The Bahamas with her RTBR team as part of an effort to restore life after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.