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Kelly Makin

Kelly Makin

Director Kelly Makin was born and raised in Canada, where he began directing Super 8 comedies at the age of nine. He went to film school at Toronto's Ryerson Institute and graduated in 1984 with numerous film awards.

Makin's professional film career began as an assistant in the editing room, where he quickly worked his way up to editor and, eventually, director on various television commercials and series.

Kelly's big break came in 1992 when he was asked to direct six episodes of Lorne Michael's acclaimed HBO/CBS television series The Kids in the Hall. His work with the celebrated comedy troupe was so successful he continued with the show, directing an additional 22 episodes, until its final year.

This collaboration led to Makin directing the feature film The Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, which was released in 1996. More recently Makin has directed commercials and rock videos and has co-written the feature film Welcome to Africa.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Kelly Makin Facts

OccupationDirector

Selected Filmography

Not available.