About | elyse kelly
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Elyse Kelly is an animation director, producer, and educator based in Washington DC.


In 2017, she co-directed Fired Up, an animated short that depicts the origins of President Obama’s “fired up, ready to go” chant. Released on the final day of the Obama presidency, the film was featured by The Atlantic and has been viewed more than 8 million times.


Elyse has over a decade of experience in animation and film, working on commercials, television specials, music videos, short independent films and documentary series for clients such as the ACLU, The Atlantic, Nickelodeon, Columbia Records, ESPN Films, Upworthy and Disney Research. She is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Art & Art History Department at Georgetown University.

For commissions or collaborations, please get in touch.

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elyse . m . kelly @ gmail . com