We love stories, watch stories, read stories, find stories, perform stories, film stories, create stories, sell stories, and tell stories to our families. We find world class stories and tell them with world class teams.
We love people, work with people, play with people, welcome people, encourage people, challenge people, forgive people, love when people make us laugh, love the human part of people.
Dave Kelly is an award-winning host, writer, and interviewer who is in demand around the world for major events and keynote conversations.
He is currently the host of “Dave Kelly Live,” a live talk show that features many of Canada’s most notable performers, athletes, and personalities. Featured guests have included Jann Arden, Paul Brandt, Amber Marshall, George Canyon, Jocelyn Alice, Hayley Wickenheiser, Tom Jackson, Cassie Campbell, and Ian Tyson.
In 2018, Dave was chosen to be the moderator for ‘A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres’ in a number of major cities across Canada, where he lead a one-on-one interview with Ellen in front of 15,000 people.
Dave was the face of morning television for over a decade in Calgary. Launching ‘The Big Breakfast’ on A-Channel in 1999 and then ‘’Breakfast Television” on CityTV.
Dave is the co-founder of Kelly Brothers Productions, an award-winning content company based in Calgary and Toronto, specializing in video and live events. He is also an active philanthropist, currently on the board for the United Way of Calgary and co-chair for its $56-million fundraising campaign.
Dave lives in Calgary, AB with his wife and two children.
We’ve told oil & gas stories with Tanya and Marc and their teams at Shell; with Nadine and her group at Suncor; with Leah at Encana; and with Amanda and her team at BP.
We know how to tell non-profit stories working with Steacy and her team at Calgary Reads; with Evan at Kids Up Front; and with Kerry at the Calgary Foundation.
And we’ve told stories working with diverse groups, like Jocelyn and her team at e=mc2 events; like Chris and his team at the Haskayne School of Business; and like Charles and his crew at Cult.
We sometimes tell stories by writing scripts and drawing storyboards, hiring actors and saying things like “action” and “cut.” Sometimes we tell stories by sitting down with people and talking with them to find out their stories in an interview. We definitely want to tell your story.
We understand the ways and methods of speaking to these audiences are not the same as they were 10, five or even two years ago.
We know how to work with organizations, as we’ve recently done with Big Rock Brewery, to tell stories about their products to resonate with audiences; that pull at the heart strings of the consumer; and that can work on multiple platforms, appealing to the widest audience possible.
From international events with large format screens, multiple projections, choirs, dancers, and musicians, our team brings performance and video content to a whole new level.
“They were able to take content that is bland and often times uninteresting to our crews and turn it into something they could relate to. When you present health and safety in the light of looking out for yourself and others, and what an injury would truly do to your family and personal life, it hits home. They are able to get to the crux of the topic, tell the story and ultimately motivate people. Their work has enabled us to reduce injuries. That’s exceptional.”
“Kelly Brothers are the ‘it’ production team in Calgary. Their dedication to outstanding customer service and client experience is second to none. However, it is their production acumen that brings us back year after year. Their creative and tailored approach coupled with their innovation and attention to detail creates the finest videos that are without a doubt the highlight of our event each year.”
“Rob and Dave are two talented brothers who know how to listen and then tell a great story. They know how to uncover the essence of an idea – turning thoughts into images and words that compel people to lean in and want more. At Calgary Reads, we are thrilled with our new video – not just because it makes us proud of what we do in community but because it causes the people who watch it to engage and express emotion: they clap, cry, smile and remember why we all need to read. The Kelly Brothers team has been wonderful to work with. They are fully committed to our projects and they give their all by contributing their unique strengths and collective wisdom. Best of all they are eager to dream up big ideas together all while having a good laugh.”
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