J.J. Kelley

J.J. Kelley is a distinguished filmmaker and adventurer. A producer at National Geographic, Kelley has been contributing to the production of original content for The National Geographic Channel, NOVA, The New York Times and PBS. Some of his shows include The President’s Photographer, Bones of Turkana, and Battle for the Elephants a 2013 one-hour special investigating the illicit trade in elephant ivory. He is also the co-creator of the adventure production company, Dudes on Media. His award winning feature documentaries have aired NBC Universal Sports, PBS, Outside TV and 10 international television networks, in addition to winning over 20 film festival awards including The Best Environmental Film Award at the 2013 Sedona Int’l Film Festival. Paddler Magazine called his Emmy nominated second film, Paddle to Seattle “the best feature film about paddling produced in the past decade.” Kelley is an Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, biked across Alaska, kayaked from Alaska to Seattle, and traveled the length of The River Ganges. He regularly stops in the studios as a guest on National Geographic Weekend to share his most recent adventures. This will Kelley’s 4th visit to EFF, pervious films include: Bones of Turkana, Battle for the Elephants and Go Ganges!