Troy Kelly is an emerging screenwriter who's been a semifinalist in Scriptapalooza and Save the Cat! and the winner of the Sidewalk Film Festival’s writing competition. Prior to pursuing a career in writing and creative arts, he worked as a forensic psychologist, specializing in cases involving sexual violence, false confessions, psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder, serious mental illness, insanity, and competence to stand trial. He is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and is active in community advocacy for protecting and expanding civil rights for LGBTQ+ people and other traditionally underrepresented and oppressed groups. Because of his unique background, his work has been praised for its fully formed, complex characters; honest portrayals of complicated social issues and systems, particularly the legal system; and depictions of settings and subjects often overlooked in contemporary storytelling.