Kelrick is a Ngarluma/Bunuba man from Broome, Western Australia, who started out as a cadet radio broadcaster for Goolarri Media. Moving to Sydney in 1998, he presented ABC Radio National's Awaye! and was the inaugural presenter of ABC TV's Message Stick. In 2002 he completed a Master of Documentary Writing and Directing at AFTRS, and in 2007 returned to WA to become NITV’s Commissioning Editor.
He formed Spear Point Productions in 2010 – with credits including documentaries Yagan, Outside Chance, Prison Songs, and the short drama, Karroyul – a 2015 AACTA Award nominee. Kelrick was most recently the Indigenous Manager for Western Australia’s state screen funding agency, Screenwest.