Justin Kelly

Location Los Angeles

Show Runner, Gold Rush. Discovery.

Documentary Filmmaker Photographer Director
4 Projects

Work History

Executive Producer
Jul 2019 - Present
Los Angeles, California
Executive Producer
Kellyseye TV
Apr 2017 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Co-Executive Producer
Raw Television
Apr 2018 - Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California
Gold Rush
Nat Geo Wild
Aug 2017 - Mar 2018
Los Angeles, California
Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet
Series Director
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney
Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Palmyra Uncovered
Series Producer
Raw TV/History Channel USA.
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Long Island NY, USA.
Leepu & Pitbull Brand new hit custom car series, Leepu & Pitbull. Long Island master mechanic "Pitbull"? Steve and renowned Bangladeshi car designer Leepu, are two geniuses who turn junk into gold; building affordable custom muscle cars for the average Joe. The series made no.8 in the cable TV charts, beating History's flagship motoring makeover show, Counting Cars, which led into Leepu and Pitbull. Set up the series on location, and managed teams, talent, the new format and story and systems. Directed major scenes before going into the edit. Returned to location at the end to complete the filming on the ground and ensure filming wrapped up in a very, very tight turnaround for transmission.
Series Producer
Raw TV/Discovery USA
Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
Yukon, Canada
Gold Rush The fifth season of Gold Rush and my fourth year for Discovery USA. Still the no.1 show for men across all of US TV on Friday nights. Location series producing and edit producing.
Series Producer/Show Runner
BBC Documentaries
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Waste Men
Series Director
Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
London, United Kingdom
Shooting tasters, promos and sizzle reels for various programme ideas.
Raw TV/Discovery USA
Oct 2010 - 2013
Yukon, Canada
Gold Rush A month filming back in the Yukon, followed by producing on the live final episode. Also produced an alternative 'evergreen' show for repeat broadcast. This season finale achieved the highest Friday night viewing figures in Discovery Channel's history.
Development Producer
Raw TV/Discovery USA
Nov 2011
Development Producer for Raw TV and Discovery USA. Sent to Northern California by Raw and the Discovery Channel to work up an idea and negotiate access for a new documentary series for the US audience.
Freelance Producer/Director/Cameraman
Raw TV/Discovery USA
Apr 2011 - Nov 2011
Yukon, Canada
Gold Rush Seven miners make a desperate bid to find gold in the Arctic wilderness to keep their families financially stable. Filmed for three months in Alaska, the Yukon and ... See more
BBC Natural History Unit
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Great Bear Stakeout BBC 1/Discovery USA documentary series following the Grizzly Bears of Katmai, Alaska for 5 months for the BBC NHU.
iEntertainment/BBC 2
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Ewan MacGregor's Cold Chain Mission. Produced one of two travelogues about Ewan MacGregor as he sets out to supply vaccines to children in the remotest places on Earth. In this episode, his objective was to reach the children of the Baka pygmy tribe that are hidden away, deep in the Congolese jungle. TX Autumn 2012.
Feb 2011
Bristol, United Kingdom
The Good Cook Producer on The Good Cook for BBC1. Supervised the post production of cook Simon Hopkinson’s major new BBC 1 food series. Oversaw all onlines & dubs ensuring smooth delivery to the channel.
Freelance Producer/Director/Cameraman
Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
The Lock Up. Produced, directed and filmed The Lock Up, an observational broadcast pilot about the highly volatile environment of a police custody suite. BBC 3 then commissi ... See more
Nov 2010
Wootton Bassett: The Town That Remembers. Cameraman on Henry Singer’s (The Falling Man) documentary about the Somerset town that paid tribute to Britain’s returning fallen soldiers throughout the Ir ... See more
Freelance Producer & Director
Apr 2009 - Oct 2009
Mongolia, Russia, South Korea & United States
Around The World in 80 Days. Producing and directing on Around The World In 80 Days for BBC 1. Filmed newsreaders Bill Turnbull & Louise Minchin travel over a third of the globe. 10,000 miles through Mongolia, Russia, South Korea and across the Pacific by container ship to Long Beach California.
Freelance Producer, Director & Cameraman
Nov 2008 - Feb 2009
Trawlermen Making the final BAFTA award-winning series of Trawlermen for BBC 1.
Freelance Producer & Director
RDF Media
Apr 2008 - Oct 2008
Scrapheap Challenge. Producer/Director/Cameraman on two series of Scrapheap Challenge for Channel 4.
Freelance Producer/Director
Jan 2008 - Apr 2008
Dangerous Adventures For Boys. Producer and Director on Dangerous Adventures For Boys for Channel FIVE. Filmed Vic Reeves and son, learning to sail a 17th Century tall ship.
Freelance Producer & Director
Lion TV
Oct 2007 - Jan 2008
Danakil, Ethiopia
The Hottest Place On Earth. Producer & Director on The Hottest Place On Earth for BBC 1. Expedition to the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia, living with the Afar Tribe, and exploring the inside of Erte Ale Volcano.
Freelance Producer/Director
RDF Media
2004 - Jan 2008
Wild Thing I Love You. Produced and Directed on Bill Bailey's 'Wild Thing, I Love You', 'Grime Scene Investigation' and several episodes of 'Wife Swap'.


Vanderbilt University
1993 - 1994
University of Leeds
1990 - 1993
St Leonard's Durham
1983 - 1993