About Nat

Nathaniel Kelly is a director and cinematographer from the Northern Territory of Australia.

He is currently based in Sydney, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Screen Production at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Nat’s work has been awarded at various film festivals and the Australian Cinematographers Society (both regionally in the Northern Territory and at the National Awards). At the beginning of this year, his debut feature film ‘We’re Family Now’ opened to a sold-out theatre at the BCC Cinema in Darwin City, followed by a seasonal run at the Deckchair Cinema where it screened for 3 weeks.

Nat’s next film, currently in development, follows a small town in rural Australia up against a big mining development and will be shooting early next year.

AWARDS

2018

Youth Award at the Capricornia Film Awards, Nathaniel Kelly and Thomas Midena.

Official Selection at the Capricornia Film Awards “We’re Family Now” nominated for Best Feature.

Best National Student Cinematography at the 47th Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards for “Curriculum”.

2017

Awarded Gold in Student Cinematography at the Regional Australian Cinematographers Society Awards, NT for “Curriculum”.

Awarded Bronze in Student Cinematography at the Regional Australian Cinematographers Society Awards, NT for “Merrick”.

2015

Best Achievement in Drama at the Bond University Film Television Awards (BUFTA) for “After Tracy”.

Best Achievement in Cinematography at the Bond University Film Television Awards (BUFTA) for “After Tracy”.

Dean’s Choice Award at the Bond University Film Television Awards (BUFTA) for “After Tracy”.

Jury Prize at the Bond University Film Television Awards (BUFTA) for “After Tracy”.

Awarded Silver in Student Cinematography at the Regional ACS Awards, NT for “After Tracy”.

2014

Awarded Gold in Student Cinematography at the Regional ACS Awards, NT for “Child’s Play”.

Awarded Bronze in Student Cinematography at the Regional ACS Awards, NT for “Old Man Charles”.

People’s Choice Award at the Fist Full of Films Festival, NT, for “The Noodle Man”.

Best Cinematography at the Fist Full of Films Festival, NT, for “Marco”.

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