• Interview (link) with Nena Toth, Director of Photography on STOP on RTS -Zikina Sarenica, (December 2016, Belgrade, Serbia)
  • STOP is part of Speeding Bullets Film Screening Fundraiser (see press media release).
  • Interview with Jessa Runciman, In Town and Out on CBC Radio One on July 4, 2015 to discuss recent film, STOP and the Speeding Bullets Film Screening Fundraiser.
  • Conversation with a Filmmaker- Kelly Ann Beaton – 4Cs Friday Night Films (February 2012, Ottawa)
  • Principal filming of Miles (STOP) has completed!  See coverage by CBC Ottawa (advance to 22:50), Ottawa, Ontario – July 22, 2012


  • Local Artist Kelly Ann Beaton’s Work Feature in Downtown Rideau’s Winter Banner Series (link) – New Edinburgh News (January 29, 2011)
  • A love affair with a snowman (link) – (January 20, 2011)
  • Indomitable snowmen (link) – Ottawa Xpress (January 20, 2011)
  • Portraits of Snowmen (link) – CBC’s All In A Day (January 12, 2011)
  • Local Artist Kelly Ann Beaton’s Work Feature in Downtown Rideau’s Banner Series (November 2009- March 2010) (link) – New Edinburgh News (Feburary, 2010)


  • City taking art to ‘neglected’ underground (linkMetro, April 23, 2009
  • Underpass art enlivens concrete core with colour (link) – Ottawa-East (May 1, 2009)
  • Exhibit offers fresh look at missing items – 24 Hours (April 29, 2009)
  • City taking art to ‘neglected’ underground (link) – Ottawa Metro News (April 23, 2009)
  • Unveiling three new public art installations to commerate the launch of The Underpass 2009 season (link) – Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area Media Release (April 20, 2009)

The Organist

  • This charming, slice-of-life vignette has a similar, bittersweet touch that Beaton’s 2000 film, Mulberry Red, No.17 captures. The beautifully shot short about a roly-poly, sparkly-eyed church organist is part of a trilogy with Mulberry and the soon to be released, My Fur Hat. “Each of the films deals with different aspects of intimacy. Every day we all experience a moment that changes us, but we may not be conscious of it,” the filmmaker says. – Ottawa Xpress (July 25, 2002)

Mulberry Red, No. 17

  • “Mulberry Red, No. 17 endures the test of time. The females portrayed in this quiet little film stay with you long after their lipstick has faded.”
    – Leslie Anne Cole, Female Eye Film Festival Curato (March 2004)
  • Even before this festival began, I was loving the festival trailer and the subway advertisements for the 6th Annual Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival. We’ve all see trailers that surpass their movies in sassiness and entertainment value. Well, let me put any fears to rest – the films at the Short Film Festival, particularly the Canadian ones, are as clever as the trailers … Mulberry Red, No. 17 (Kelly Ann Beaton) makes me miss my mom. In a sad and humourous exposé of women who enjoy their lipsticks, Beaton subtly taps into a real desire. At the end, I wonder why I never wore lipstick myself.
    – Even Better Than the Trailer, Toronto Eye (June 1, 2000)
  • The week’s event will unspool more than 150 short films chosen from 1,200 entries from about 30 countries. Under the Canadiana category too is The Old Man and the Sea, the animated 1999 Oscar-winning short by Alexander Petrov, based on Ernest Hemingway’s famous novella. Other selections include Get Happy, a 3-minute romp through the swinging world of Benny Goodman and his orchestra, Eyes, a 71/2 minute film essay exploring love, fear and mortality through 60 pairs of eyes and Mulberry Red, No. 17, a five-minute story of how a lipstick chronicles a woman’s life.
    – Filmmakers Get to Show Their Shorts, Gayle MacDonald, Globe & Mail ( May 31, 2000)
  • Moviegoers and aspiring filmmakers alike are in for a treat. For the low, low price of $5.00 you’ll have another chance to catch the works of seven local filmmakers whose work was showcased last year at the IFCO Gala Screening at the Bytowne Cinema. Among the filmmakers showcased will be Kelly Ann Beaton, whose first independent film, Mulberry Red, No 17 will soon be screened at the Local Heroes International Film Festival in Edmonton. – Can we go to the movies, huh?, J. McIntosh, Ottawa Xpress (February 17, 2000)
  • The line up includes Harry Knuckles and the Treasure of the Aztec Mummy, directed by Lee Demarbre, which won a top prize at the recent Slamdance festival in Park City, Utah and Mulberry Red, No. 17, by Kelly Ann Beaton, which has been selected to be on of the 20 Canadian short films to be screened at the Local Heroes International Film Festival in Edmonton from March 31 to April 8. – Independent Filmmakers to Screen Seven Short Movies, Ottawa Citizen (February 17, 2000)
  • Ottawa-based independent filmmaker Kelly Ann Beaton’s first film, Mulberry Red, No. 17 has been selected to take part in the National Screen Institute’s Local Heroes 2000 Film Festival. Local Heroes is a prestigious Canadian film festival that focuses on distinctive independent films from around the world. Beaton will be competing with 40 other filmmakers, each vying for the new $1,000 Audience Choice Award. – One Lipstick at a Time, S. McGregor, Ottawa Xpress (December, 1999)
  • After 17 months without a permanent home, the Canadian Film Institutes returns t the new and improved National Archives auditorium tomorrow with the restored print of Act of the Heart, a 1970 Canadian film staring Genevieve Bujold and Donald Sutherland. The screening tomorrow will also present short films by Ottawa filmmakers, Kelly Ann Beaton’s Mulberry Red, No. 17 and Dan Sokolowski’s Fire and Ice. Director Paul Almond will attend a reception in the foyer, following the screening of Act of the Heart. – Film Institute Returns to its Home, Steven Mazey, Ottawa Citizen (September 1999)
  • Delving into another quadrant of the psyche, Kelly Ann Beaton examines women’s relationships with the most transformative cosmetic – lipstick. Inspired by dowager Irish-Canadian great aunts who advised young women “never to go out without lipstick on,” Beaton’s camera observes women as they step up to the mirror to apply the same tube of Mulberry Red, No. 17. “We have this love affair with cosmetics to the point where… it’s unhealthy,” Beaton observes. Women cover their lips, one of the most sensual parts of the body,” she muses, with this substance designed to both camouflage and attract.” For Beaton, the most telling scenes are the one in which the pre-pubescent girls and the elderly woman are focus of the frame. “She goes outside the lines (of the lips) just like the kids do,” she notes. “It’s going full circle.” Perhaps some, after seeing Mulberry, will race ahead in their circuitous journey and start to enjoy the beauty of non-conformity. – Reel Time in Colour, Terry McDonald, Ottawa Xpress (June 1999)
  • The mediation on lipstick is Mulberry Red, No. 17, a five-minute first film by Kelly Ann Beaton, who says she always wondered why women have such a personal, co-dependent relationship with their lipsticks. In an interview, Beaton said she saw her aging great aunt in hospital putting on lipstick, even though she was dying. Her film, whish unspools to a soundtrack of an older woman singing an Oscar Levant tune called Blame It On My Youth, shows a series of increasingly aging women putting on lipstick in front of a mirror. It’s a spare film. – One Chance to See Seven Local Short Films, Jay Stone, Ottawa Citizen (June 22, 1999)