One of Australia’s most accomplished television writers, Kelly has written, script produced, script edited, story lined, and story edited more than 600 hours of TV for every free-to-air network in the country.
She is also a highly sought after script editor and developer for feature films, with credits including The Black Balloon, Roy Hollsdotter Live and multiple award winning short films.
Kelly has received 5 AWGIE nominations, winning for both Something In The Air and The Circuit. In 2011 Kelly was shortlisted for the Kit Denton Disfellowship for courage in writing, and in 2014 was awarded the Foxtel Fellowship in Recognition of an Outstanding and Significant Body of Work.
Kelly is the co-creator, script producer and head writer of the SBS 2 x 6 part mini-series The Circuit – a multiple AFI and Logie nominee, and winner of 2 Chicago Film Festival HUGO Awards for Best Mini Series (series 1 and 2) and the Human Rights Reconciliation Award.
Her credits include Mr And Mrs Murder, City Homicide, Something In The Air, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Prisoner.
Kelly is a former Vice President of the Australian Writers’ Guild, a current member of its National Executive Committee and the Chair of the National Screenwriters’ Conference Committee. She also lectures in screenwriting.