John C Kelley (b. 1981, Arkansas) is an animator and artist living and working in Knoxville, TN. His award-winning animated shorts GUSTER, and A Family That Steals Dogs both received Vimeo Staff Picks and have screened in festivals including the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Slamdance Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, GLAS Animation Festival, GIRAF, London International Animation Festival, and the Raindance Film Festival, where AFTSD was nominated for Best Animation Short. Kelley has written original music for films by Gray Picture, St. Louis, and has released music on King Electric Records in Austin, TX. He has been an artist-in-residence at Cow House Studios in Ireland, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences in Georgia, and is a professor of Time-Based Arts at the University of Tennessee.