Kelley J. Brower - Writer / Director

KelleyWidecopy Kelley began her film/Tv career at 19 yrs old working as a professional actress and comedian for almost 20 years. In her early 30's, she jumped behind the camera and launched a career in film production as a first AD, Producer / Writer and Director. She's worked with various high-profile celebrities including: John Lithgow, Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Cynthia Nixon, Diane, Sawyer, Janeanne Garofalo, Spaulding Gray, and Joan Rivers, to name-drop a few of the really nice ones! 

Kelley has written and directed independent TV pilots, industrials, corporate training films and educational videos for several companies including AstraZeneca International,  Asahi Press and The Sociometric Institute.  In addition, Kelley has directed short films, webisodes, and several music videos for top musical acts including Belgium pop sensation Lynne Verlayne, and NYC's own DellaValle.

Kelley’s writing credits include promos for “That ‘70’s Show,” original comedy sketches for Saturday Night Special (FoxTV) starring Roseanne Barr and Queen Latifah, a feature article for Cosmopolitan magazine, and wrote and edited funny animal greeting cards (the ones you see at the grocery store) for Avanti Press. She also wrote/directed the sketch comedy show Urban Side Effects, which had a successful six-year run off-off-off-off-and seriously off Broadway in the West Village, which The New York Post praised as “very funny and poignant,” while Time Out New York wrote, “This show comes close to justifying its memorable slogan: “Like Saturday Night Live—only funnier.” As a filmmaker, when asked why she is so passionate about shooting her feature-length film "Tropical Depression" she snorts: “Because of films like “Booty Call.” 

Paula M. Dowd, Executive Producer

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Paula's career unfolded in Cambridge Massachusetts first as a professional studio Photographer, and an entrepreneur when she created and ran a Limousine service exclusively for and by women along with a transportation network that included: Corporate Cars, Taxis, and Courier Services. She named her company "Somerset Coach" after a local exclusively all male private social club. When Paula had her son Peter and suddenly became single mom, she had to get an R.J. (real job), so she spent the next 20-something years in Real Estate, Historic Restoration and Design and ultimately became a New Build/General Contractor and Rockstar developer in Cambridge, Ma. Once her son got into college, she returned to her creative passions and formed "Smoking Gun Films" a production company in Boston dedicated to making films about women's lives as they truly are.

MaxPeterSXSWPaula produced 3 films then took a short side-step from her women-focused films to Exec Produce her son Peter's award-winning documentry "Mr. Jimmy."

Three ago Paula fell madly in love with the Hudson Valley and moved to New York where she joined forces with filmmaker Kelley J. Brower and ItsAGo Productions.