Headed by producer Melissa Kelly, Factor 30 Films is a Western Australian based production company committed to producing screen content that engages, entertains and enlightens audiences worldwide. The company champions bold, creative storytelling with women in the lead on and off screen.
The company’s focus is feature films and scripted TV series. Recent productions include feature documentary LAURA’S CHOICE by writer/ director/ producers Sam Lara and Cathy Henkel which premiered at the 2021 NZ DocEdge Film Festival winning the Fearless/ Matatoa Award. Other notable projects include the heartwarming feature film I MET A GIRL by writer Glen Dolman, director Luke Eve and producer Adam Dolman starring Brenton Thwaites, Joel Jackson and Lily Sullivan; the 9 x AACTA Award nominated feature film HOUNDS OF LOVE (Venice, Tribeca, SXSW, Sitges and Busan film festivals) by writer/ director Ben Young starring Emma Booth, Stephen Curry, Ashleigh Cummings and Susie Porter; and the ABC iView comedy online series, AUSSIE RANGERS starring Jon Bell, Shareena Clanton, Lisa Flanagan and Calen Tassone.
Factor 30 Films won the Screen Producers’ Australia (SPA) Award for Break Through Business of the Year in 2017.
Factor 30 Films’ productions have screened theatrically and at major international film festivals around the world and won numerous Australian and international screen awards.
Company Founder Melissa Kelly has worked in the Australian screen industry for over twenty five years and has developed and produced documentaries, feature films, and scripted TV comedy and drama.
Melissa’s producer credits include the AACTA Award winning comedy/ drama TV series UPRIGHT for Lingo Pictures, Foxtel and Sky UK, the feature film HOUNDS OF LOVE starring Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings and Stephen Curry (Venice International Film Festival), I MET A GIRL starring Brenton Thwaites, Lily Sullivan and Joel Jackson (Busan International Film Festival), BLAME starring Kestie Morassi, Damian de Montemas and Ash Zukerman (Toronto International Film Festival), and the ABC iView series AUSSIE RANGERS with Lisa Flanagan, Jon Bell, Calen Tassone and Shareena Clanton.
Melissa has hosted guest lectures in Producing at Notre Dame University, Murdoch University and the WA Screen Academy.
Melissa has been a member of Screen Producers Australia (SPA) since 2004 and was an FTI Board member from 2014 – 2016.