Friday, July 31, 2009

Black Gloves

Congratulations From The HollyShorts Film Festival!, Black Gloves was selected from 700 entries. Voice Artist - Actor Kurt Kelly appears in Black Gloves which has been officially selected to participate in the 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF), which takes place August 6-13 in Hollywood, CA!

Black Gloves has been officially selected to participate in the 5th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF), which takes place August 6-13 in Hollywood, CA!

We had over 700 submissions this year, a festival record, from 25 countries. As you can imagine, the competition was very tight.

We have a wonderful program of screenings, networking events, cocktail parties, superpanels, and awards, making the 5th annual installment of our fest the biggest yet!

Black Gloves (2009)

Gilchrist Macquarrie (co-director)
Gilchrist Macquarrie (co-writer)
Markiece Palmer (creator)
Short | Drama
The Greatest Fight of Your Life is Against Yourself!


(Credited cast)
Remington Avent ... Drug Dealer
De'marco Bowlens ... Street Thug #2
Ruben Cardona ... Police Officer
William Catlett ... Trey
Michael Foster ... Henchman

Malcolm Goodwin ... James

Chris Guzzi ... Tommy

Zedric Harris ... Truck 'The Tank' Jones
Leon Holston ... Street Thug #1
James James ... Buddy #1

Kurt Kelly ... Father
Deron Martin ... Rapper #2

Anthony Martins ... Beat Boxer / Boxer #1

Jessica Meza ... Tia

Anthony Molinari ... Lou
Marco Morales ... Boxer #2
Markiece Palmer ... Tony
Tarina Pouncy ... Lara

Gary Private ... Mr. Visconti
Nikki Randolph ... Young Trey's Mom

Scott Rosendall ... Buddy #2
Glocc Sinatra ... Rapper #1

Michael Anthony Spady ... Cleo
Corey Summons ... Young Tony

Larry VanBuren Jr. ... Young Trey

Reggie Watkins ... Remi

Craig Zucchero ... Joey

Produced by
Gilchrist Macquarrie .... co-producer
Mickalean McCormick .... co-producer (as Mick McCormick)
Robert L. Miller .... executive producer
Anthony Molinari .... co-executive producer
Dennis Molinari .... co-executive producer
Mick Minh Nguyen .... co-executive producer
Markiece Palmer .... executive producer

Original Music by
Tyler Emerson
(main composer)
Jorma Starrat
(supervising composer)

Cinematography by
Matt Wise
(director of photography)

Film Editing by
Andres Barahona
(co - editor)
Brian Burkhardt
(co - editor)
Walker Haynes
(supervising film editor)
Gilchrist Macquarrie
(co - editor)
Bret Winterson

Sound Department
Kurt Kelly .... sound recordist
Warrick Marais .... sound re-recording mixer

Special Effects by
Chris Guzzi .... special effects

Details on tickets and the complete festival schedule will be announced shortly. Please let us know if you plan on attending.

We invite all of our filmmakers to attend the special opening night celebration at the DGA Theatre on August 6. Details on that event will follow as well. In the meantime, should you have any questions, either call the Holly hotline at 818-760-9897 or email us at

• Opening Night Celebration: Thursday August 6, 2009 at the DGA Theatre in Hollywood, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

• In competition HollyShorts Short Film Screenings, Industry Panels, Q&A’s and special receptions: August 7-9, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood, 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, 90046.

• HollyShorts and Haydenfilms Showcase: Friday, August 7, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

• HollyShorts and Actor Jimmy Jean Louis’s (Heroes) Hollywood Unites for Haiti Charity VIP Celebration: Saturday, August 8, 2009 at The Kress in Hollywood Presented by Royalty Rope Events.

• HollyShorts Awards: Sunday, August 9, 2009 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in Hollywood.

• HollyShorts Back lot: Festival winners and feature film screenings: August 10-13 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5.

We look forward to meeting you in person!

Best regards,

Theo and Daniel

HollyShorts co-founders and festival directors

New Kurt Kelly Profile

The legendary, TGMD Agency [Tisherman, Gilbert, Motley, Drozdoski] has recently signed Voice Artist - Actor, Kurt Kelly for representation in Los Angeles. TGMD, known for being the exclusive agents for the late Don LaFontaine: The Voice; "was the right choice," according to Kelly. "When I made the decision to find an agent, TGMD was my first choice, they get it!" Kurt is represented collectively by Vanessa Gilbert, Kevin Motley, and Ilko Drozdoski.

Kurt Kelly, is known for his many contributions to the radio, television, film, multimedia, music and the recording industry, some his many credits are listed at and related links.

Kurt Kelly may also be booked by contacting TGMD Talent Agency

Vanessa Gilbert, Kevin Motley, Ilko Drozdoski

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Modern technology, now we can blog from the phone. Next it will be live video streaming from the phone!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Great List From a 90 Year Old Woman!

Great List From a 90 Year Old Woman!

Great List From a 90 Year Old Woman!

Amy Lyndon
July 24 at 10:39am
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words in five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is - it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The National Radio Hall of Fame invites you to vote for the 2009 inductees!

The National Radio Hall of Fame invites you to vote for the 2009 inductees!

My voting, and promoting this years inductees into The National Radio Hall of Fame was inspired by an email from Dan O'Day:

I'm writing to ask a personal favor -- that you consider casting a
Radio Hall of Fame ballot for the most talented jock I ever heard:
Gary Burbank.

On my blog posting ( ) for July 15,
you'll find a video clip of his last day on the air.

This guy isn't the reason I got into radio. But he's the reason I

Thanks very much,
Dan O'Day

P.S. On the blog, you'll also find a direct link to the online voting.

P.P.S. Deadline for voting is July 31...

So, I now encourage you to join me, Kurt Kelly in casting your vote, go to:

Dear Friend of Radio:

The National Radio Hall of Fame invites you to vote for the 2009 inductees!

Balloting began on June 29th and will end at Midnight on August 1st.

Votenet, a respected online vote tabulating firm, will monitor the balloting. Winners will be announced a week later.

Induction into America’s only National Radio Hall of Fame is radio’s highest honor.

The National Radio Hall of Fame Steering Committee believes that all of this year’s nominees meet the criteria for induction and each has earned special recognition for their remarkable careers. The 2009 nominees come from all sections of America and represent diverse formats and styles. Both commercial and public radio is represented as well.

Whomever finishes first in each category is worthy of induction ----and this year’s inductees will join the roster of radio greats that preceded them ---- Jack Benny, Lowell Thomas, Susan Stamberg, Robert W. Morgan, Kate Smith, Edward R. Murrow and Wolfman Jack.

The 2009 National Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony and national broadcast will take place in Chicago on Saturday, November 7th. Premiere Radio Networks will produce and distribute the broadcast.

Please review the National Radio Hall of Fame Class of ‘09 and vote now!


Bruce DuMont
Chairman, National Radio Hall of Fame

View and vote on your ballot below.
You have two options to view candidate or issues details:

To view details for all choices, click on the View Position Bio button next to the ballot question.

To view individual choice details click on the View Individual Bio button next to a choice.

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2009 National Radio Hall of Fame

Instructions: (Your vote is optional) Please vote for only one nominee
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"The Voice Of Experience"

Wishing you the best,

Kurt Kelly, Voice Artist - Actor
Live Video, Inc. ©,
TEL 310-925-2709, FAX (610) 885-2709
Represented by TGMD Talent Agency

Kurt Kelly July 21, 2009 at 2:42 am

GARY BURBANK, like Dick Purtan, Larry LuJack, Imus, and a few others; are the icons of the industry! While the industry seems to be drifting over the cliff to become Ipods with commercials, GARY BURBANK was one of the personalities who set the bar. If radio wants to reinvent itself and survive in the new era, “more music, less talk” IS NOT THE ANSWER!!! More personality, more often is the hope for the future. Gary, was certainly a benchmark in personality radio.

Monday, July 6, 2009



Upcoming Pilots and Casting project
Deadline for Submissions is Friday, July 10

As part of our ongoing effort to expand job opportunities for AFTRA members of color, people with disabilities, women and seniors, we team up with network television casting offices to produce showcases featuring promising actors.

The Disney ABC Television Group’s Casting Project will hold auditions for their upcoming ABC Talent Showcase, in an ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities. ABC’s Casting Project has established an industry standard in creating opportunities for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed, with the majority of participants being given the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks’) pilots and ongoing programming. All are welcome to submit.
WHERE: Los Angeles
WHO: Participants must be at least 18 years old. Previous acting experience/training is required of all, but professional representation is not necessary.
HOW: ABC will contact selected actors to schedule an audition.
WHEN: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009 (Please note the correct day)



BURBANK, CA 91521-4656

For more information, please contact:

Ray Bradford, National Director, Equal Employment Opportunities, AFTRA
323.634.8298 or

Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service

Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service

Extended Deadline.

Due to overwhelming demand, you can now claim your voucher from Ticketmaster by 5:59 p.m. Pacific Time today AND must pick up the tickets from Dodgers Stadium by 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time today.

Your application to attend the Michael Jackson Public Memorial Service at STAPLES Center this Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, was successful!
Please read this notice carefully. This is your chance to receive two tickets for either the service in the STAPLES Center (subject to availability) or a live big-screen simulcast in the adjacent Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

Instructions To Obtain Your Two Tickets and Security Wristbands Are:

1. Click on the GET VOUCHER button below before Monday, July 6, 2009 at 5:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
2. Select 1 in the quantity window.
3. Enter your unique password into the box as prompted.
Password: mjiy79da
4. Click Find Tickets button
5. Continue through security screen
6. Create a new ticketmaster account or use existing account by entering information requested
7. Choose appropriate ticket fast delivery method for your country
8. Enter information as requested to Submit Order
9. You will see a confirmation screen confirming that your order is processed. THIS IS NOT YOUR TICKET.
10. WAIT: You will receive an email that will link to your voucher
11. Click on "Pick up your tickets" within the email
12. Select VIEW AND PRINT tickets
13. Print the Ticketmaster voucher. THIS IS YOUR VOUCHER. Your voucher will read "This is your ticket" and contain a barcode. You must print out this voucher and bring it with you, along with your valid I.D. to Dodger Stadium on Monday, July 6, 2009, between 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time to obtain your two tickets and two wristbands.




EXTENDED: MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009 8:00 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
Dodger Stadium will be open for ticket distribution for voucher-holders from 8:00 a.m. PST to 7:30 p.m. PST, Monday, July 6, only. Enter through the Sunset Gate A at Stadium Way and Elysian Park Avenue. Find directions to Dodger Stadium here.


Seating locations will be randomly chosen for distribution. There is no need to arrive in advance of the ticket distribution.

Tickets are NOT for sale and are non-transferable.

Each individual will be required to have both their valid ticket, wristband, and I.D. to enter the L.A. LIVE area on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The Ticketmaster voucher is not valid for entry. Doors to STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE will open at 8:00 a.m




Parking will be available in Lot 4, West Garage, and Lot C starting at 7:00am. Please visit for parking information. We encourage you to arrive between 7:00am and 8:00am. The use of public transportation is encouraged.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Want You Back

I Want You Back

I want this back you'll see why

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.

Well, I
guess this is it.

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special

Every day in your life is a special occasion'.

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with
my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday...' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.

If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.....

I don't know what my friend's wife would have
done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out
for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it.
'One of these days' ,remember that 'One day' is far away... or might never come...

No matter if you're superstitious or not, spend some time reading it.
It holds useful messages for the soul.

Don't keep this message.

This Tantra must leave your hands within 96

Send copies and watch what goes on in the next four days

You'll have a pleasant surprise.

This is true, even if you're not superstitious.

Now, here's the fun of it:

Send this message to at least 5 people and your life will improve

0-4 people: your life improves slightly.

5-9 people: your life improves according to your expectations !

9-14 people: you'll have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks.

15 or more people: your life improves drastically and your dreams start to take shape

Friday, July 3, 2009



Opportunity Terms and Conditions
INTRODUCTION. ENTER FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN AN ADMISSION TICKET TO THE MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION OF LIFE EVENT TAKING PLACE AT STAPLES CENTER/LA LIVE ON JULY 7, 2009 (the "Event"). Details on how to enter for an opportunity (“Opportunity”) to receive an admission ticket (“Admission Ticket”) are contained in these Official Rules.
TIMING. The Opportunity begins at 10:00 am Pacific Time on Friday, July, 3, 2009 and ends at 6:00 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, July 4, 2009 (the "Entry Period").
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Recommendations For Kurt

Recommendations For Kurt

Live Video Inc

“Kurt is a fantastic voice over artist. He was extremely accommodating and is wonderful at interpreting scripts and taking direction. He goes the extra mile for a project and unlike most voice talent, Kurt is extremely flexible! I felt like he had our best interest in mind. Kurt Kelly comes highly recommended!” May 1, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Lexie Findarle
hired Kurt as a Voiceover in 2009

“Kurt has been involved in various entertainment projects with me. his track record and level of services is one of the best in the industry. His resume and experience speak for it self.” March 2, 2009

Theo Skudlark, CEO, Skylark Recordings, LLC.
worked directly with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is very receptive to helping others in the business, offering his expertise and help wherever it may be of benefit. He gives of his time & I have found him to be thoughtful, friendly, & very helpful.” November 3, 2008

Linda Alexander, Biographer/Interviewer/Author, Interesting People, Interesting Stories
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is a very talented professional.” September 12, 2008

Maximiliano De Muro - Serial Entrepreneur and Business Angel, Vice-President and Board Advisor, SX Networks
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“It was sheer chance when Kurt and I Bumped into tangent lines,, And ever since then he held a consistant spirit of devotion in all that he does. Kurt is also a man of excellent connections in his field, although that too is a broad thing to refer to In all, Kurt is a trustworthy gentleman, and one with many trick to his sleeve as well (and i mean it the good amazing way)” September 10, 2008

Jaber AlMuhanna, Vodafone Relations Manager, MTC-Vodafone
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is an energetic person with a vast amount of resources. He is an exellent communicator and knows the game of Networking.” July 10, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Ralph Johnson
hired Kurt as a Networking in 2004

“Kurt is a very talented and creative videographer and producer. Having worked with Kurt on several projects, I would recommend him to anyone that has an interest in strong, innovativve, "out-of-the-box" thinking in the creation of audio/video presentations and/or advertising media and or short film/documentaries.” May 18, 2008

Stuart Johnstone, Founder, President, CEO, VOSAIC LLC
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt's networking skills are legendary. He was able to visualize the connections, join the dots and open doors in Hollywood faster than others. In a networked market where your power lies within concept and speed - these are priceless skills.” April 11, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

Ambassador Hope
hired Kurt as a Business Consultant in 2004, and hired Kurt more than once

“From my perspective as a former co-worker and an industry observer, Kurt Kelly is a pro who knows how to deliver the goods!” April 5, 2008

Jeff Young, Morning Show Co-Host, Dial-Global Digital 24/7 Formats
worked with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt has the voice that can place your business or promotion to new levels. He has the ability to sell, entice, and persuade as well as create material that is exactly what you want while offering even more. I highly recommend him for any voice or video project that you need!” April 3, 2008

Jen Murphy, Manager, Kukkakauppa Flower Shop
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is highly talented-multi versed individual with over 30 years of extensive entertainment experience under his belt. I would highly recommend him for any management position where his proven leadership can be utilized.” April 2, 2008

Ty Gellis, Model Shop Machinist, TRW Space & Electronics Group
worked with Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is a very business oriented man who always gets the job done. He is also a very well respected man with his co-workers and a great guy to work with.You ca also learn alot from this man working with him.” April 2, 2008

Vic St John, owner/operator,
reported to Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt Kelly is extremely intelligent. He is amazing at networking and getting people connected; he will see where others can benefit each other based on specific projects or interests. He uses his intelligence to see how everyone as a whole can do well. For me this is extraordinary and hard to find.” April 2, 2008

Monica Rougelot, Designer, HIGHLIN, Sports Apparel Co.
was a consultant or contractor to Kurt at Live Video Inc

“Kurt is very conscientious. He is a responssible and friendly person , and can be trusted to handle all matters presented to him.” April 2, 2008

Kris Brown, 6th Grade Teacher, Inglewood Unified School District
was with another company when working with Kurt at Live Video Inc
Founder, President
KKEI - Backstage Pass All Access ®

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative February 17, 2009

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children
hired Kurt as a Child Abuse Advocate & Supporter/Promoter in 2008, and hired Kurt more than once

“Honest, reliable, and a genuinely great person.” January 16, 2008

Bret Osterberg, Broker, Commercial Real Estate, Lee & Associates
was with another company when working with Kurt at Backstage Pass All Access ®
Consultant, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Entertainment Division

“Kurt was introduced to me by actor/comedian Sinbad while I was WebMaster for Sinbad's Soul Music Festival in the Caribbean. Vosaic was a technology provider that Sinbad was investigating for his Web sites. Afterwords, Kurt and I maintained a relationship through his Backstage Pass All Access program and my Roth Stock Digital Media, exploring live streaming technology on the Web during its infancy in the late 1990s. today, Kurt is going to handle the voiceover for our next demo reel for Glamour Quest TV, a reality show now in development for cable or broadcast. I highly recommend Kurt as a consummate professional who is always determined to do a good job.” September 16, 2008

Lee Roth, WebMaster, Sinbad's Soul Music Festival
was with another company when working with Kurt at VOSAIC LLC
Network Program Director -Talent
Satellite Niche 29 - Adult Rock, Westwood One Networks (Formerly Transtar, Unistar)

“Kurt is a driven and hard working individual. A proven professional who takes pride in the finished product, Kurt pays attention to details and as a team player, motivates colleagues to reach their full potential.” January 17, 2008

Terry Quintero, Director/National Promotions, Unistar Radio Network (aka Westwood One & Transtar)
worked directly with Kurt at Satellite Niche 29 - Adult Rock, Westwood One Networks (Formerly Transtar, Unistar)
Talent, Asst Program Director, Music-Research Director
KTKS - ABC Network

“Kurt was a great guy to work with. He knew what he wanted and made it happen. He was always there if you had any ideas or questions.” March 15, 2009

Vic St John, On Air DJ / Announcer, KTKS KISS 106
worked directly with Kurt at KTKS - ABC Network
Talent, Asst Program, Music, Research Director

“Consistently proven goal oriented business management/consultant, top-rated multimedia radio/television talent/personality, On Camera talent/actor/host and Voice Over Artist with extensive skills both on/off air including: production, promotion, public relations, and public service. Experienced results-oriented business/broadcast professional, with the ability to consistently improve and maintain top ratings in all key demographics, product/sales performance and revenue growth. Extensive track record, highly motivated, success driven, team player with versatility in achieving and maintaining corporate objectives. Known for taking companies and products from concept inception to market dominate leaders!” February 13, 2009

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children
hired Kurt as a Professional "VoiceOver" in 2008
Santa Monica College

“Kurt is very dedicated to his art, willing to work endlessly to achieve the desired result, though for Kurt, this isn't too difficult. Born to be a voice talent, Kurt effortlessly melds classic voice technique with the current trend of vocal styles. A real talent!” April 4, 2009

Nick Pernisco, Associate Faculty, Santa Monica College
advised Kurt at Santa Monica College

Kurt Kelly Testimonials

Excellent. I'd hire you. Maybe if they'd hire me at CNN that could happen. Good work.

Shadoe Stevens

Sounds really nice Kurt
Paul Sanders, Voice Artist

Lori Caldwell, Formerly WB

Very interesting.
Steve Bryan, Voice Artist

“The sound very professional, and it's my belief that they should help get you work. …your voice work in it is great. Your voice on the documentary is also really good. You should consider working as a local reporter... it can take you places.”
NICK PERNISCO, Formerly World Wide Wadio



JULIE O'DELL, Voice Actor

Number 1 in Page Views …
Number 1 on the Web …
Number 2 on Twitter! LOL
Sounds great Kurt. : ) Love that voice Dude!
Lee Roth
Executive Producer
Roth Stock Digital Media

Good demo! Nice job. They should definitely get you work/representation. The demos really do sound pro.
Ben Hurst, Voice Artist Producer


2.36189 notches above brilliant!

William “Bill” Thomas, KABC –TV 7

congrats... great!!!
Joan Agajanian Quinn
Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance

“Sounds better than just good....I don't get this industry at sound as good or better than most guys doing this work.”

Denny Seiwell, Voice Actor, Recording Artist

“...thanks for sharing your demos with me. They sound good!”
Leisa Jo Waller, Actress – Voice Artist

You certainly have the pipes for the trailers… Commercial is got some good stuff as well.!”
Mark Comstock, Voice Artist

“fine quality work xx”

“good work!
I really like the first 2 narration and commercial.
They are great!”
Jeff Olm, Dreamworks

Kurt -
“You sound great! Now of course, every time I hear an ad, I am going to wonder!!! : ))

Wishing you the very best …!


They all sound great...send them around and keep good thoughts...thats where its at now. Hopefully you will find an agent that likes your sound and will send you out on auditions. No reason that shouldn't happen with these demos.

Good luck and have your self a merry one too!

Andrew Geller, ABC Television

Wonderful demos!!
Matthew Jay, Voice Artist – Actor

Thank you for the new demos. I love them and forwarded to our CEO. He liked you the last time you talked and has mentioned you several times since. Good timing on the new demos 



I would love to work with you!
Michelle M. Summers
Vice President -

Hi Kurt,
Your movie trailer demo is fabulous!
Jyll Gartin, Voice Artist

I was finally able to sit down & really listen to your demos! Nice work, Kurt! You've CLEARLY been working at this and it shows! …
Again, nice work on these demos, Kurt!
Krickett Davis, ABC Television

Your demos are really good. Your timing combined with the solid quality in your voice is makes for an excellent sound. I actually had another VO actress listen to them just for an extra sounding board and she agreed.

Ike Amadi, Actor – Voice Artist

Kurt.....VERY impressive stuff...!

Best, ART Vuolo, Vuolo Video

Kurt – hope you are well.
Love your demos!

Bobbi Lee, Sprint Manager SW Division

Sweeeeeeet! Good stuff:) VERY 'well done':)


Mark Driscoll
Mark Driscoll Productions

“…that is great, you're voice is so deep and resonant… keep it up man!”
Scott Acito, Voice Artist –CESD
Very funny stuff!
Steve Ponchaud, Program Director
The Bear – WIMK

Your voice is so HOT! This wasn’t fair...LOL

Ok, once I regrouped and was able to listen...LOL

Thanks for sharing the second take....DOING NOT SO STRAIGHT THINGS....oh the love of our job.




Deb Munro, Voice Acting Coach
Mic & Me

Excellent. Kurt, The narration demos I thought were superb.
Vic St John, Producer

“You have a fabulous voice made for Trailers and Promos and car spots! Great job and great production. I really do hope we can work together…”

Mary Price, Voice Artist TGMD

Impressive to say the least. That was excellent.
Brison Hardin, Producer
Imagine Home Theaters

This is a terrific…, you sound just great…
Leo Donato, Voice Talent – Actor TGMD


The girls and I gave a listen to your commercial demo and liked it overall. The order is good and has a nice mix/range.
Huck Liggett, Owner – Producer, Casting Agent, The Voicecaster
Kurt –
I listened to your demos and they are really good! I will definitely keep you in mind for stuff as it comes up –
--Becky Bonar, Casting Agent – Producer
The Famous Radio Ranch

Amazing voice! Some people were born to do this, obviously you were.
John Gallogly, Studio Engineer, Creative Director, Voiceover Coach
Hi Kurt!
Very good sound flat and strong!
Wilson Versolato, Voiceover Coach

Hey Kurt,
You sound fantabulous!
Robin Wolf, Copy Writer, Studio Engineer, Creative Director
Robin Tower Productions

Hi Kurt
Enjoyed listening to some of your demos... great chops. Hope to cross paths sometime.
My best,
Linda Bard, Copy Writer, Studio Engineer, Creative Director, Voiceover Coach

Nice chops! Love the trailer sound-

Amy Taylor, Winner of the 2009 Voicey Awards in the "Best Female Voice" category!

Hi Kurt
:) Great trailer spot on your demo, by the way. I'm a big Kiefer fan.


Stephanie Ciccarelli, Copy Writer, Creative Director

Wow, it's an honor to be your friend! Your work is amazing. Your advice will be golden.

Shannon Holly, Copy Writer, Creative Director

Hey Kurt,
Keep up the good VO's!
Bill Jurney, Voice Actor

Yeah "within these walls lies" a wild voice artist--Kurt Kelly he's SuperBad!!!

Good luck Kurt
M J Lallo, Voice Actor, Voiceover Coach

Hi Kurt-

You sound great!! Love your work - Michigan to LA - very cool.
I saw the list of charities you work with - awesome. All work we do to make a difference is commendable!
Continued success-
Donna Reed, Voice Actor

Hey Kurt,
I read your quote and it really struck me. It is a breath of fresh air to hear someone think the way you do. I'm not surprised you're a member of the positive thinkers group. Nice to have you in the universe my friend!
Oh ya, great demos too!
Greg Hamilton, Voice Actor

You have a wonderful voice!! All the best,
~Heather Costa, Voiceover Coach, Vocal Coach

Good Stuff, my good man.
JIM TASKER, Voice Actor

your demo is outstanding.
Sunday Muse, Voice Actor, Voiceover Coach