BIO/ABOUT 2019-07-12T19:20:26+00:00


Carlisle Kellam received his masters in philosophy after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a theatre and English double major.  Praised for his intense visual style, Carlisle has worked as a professional mural artist, a professional photographer, director, cinematographer, and editor. His narrative films have screened at a number of festivals around the US. His latest short documentary “A Slice of Life: Mr. Snulligan”, about a visually impaired cook, won the award for best documentary short at the 2014 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. In 2009, Carlisle became a founding member of the Machine Theatre Company where he collaborated in the staging of a number of established and original plays. Carlisle took on the role of Creative Director at Famous No.Body Productions 2009-13, a Charlotte, NC based, commercial and narrative creative content shop. Carlisle has designed sets, written and directed plays, and a ton of local and national web and television commercials for brands large and small.  Carlisle found a niche for himself creating branded/commercial short films for corporate brands. His Hormel Bacon “A Love Story” commercial/narrative short was featured on the deck of the USS Midway. His unique style and artistry as a writer, director, photographer, cinematographer and editor is evident throughout his body of work, as is his unwavering commitment to the art. Carlisle taught digital film making at The Light Factory Museum of Film and Photography for the 2012-13 year. He lives in Atlanta.


Carlisle Kellam is a, Atlanta based, freelance photographer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer, for hire.

Commercial clients include: McCormick Foods; Hormel Bacon; Burlington Stores; Coca-Cola Studios; D’Addario guitar string company; Planet Waves; Stem Footwear; JDW: The Charlotte Agency, Chocolate Lab Records; Fit to Fight International LLC; Carolina Actors Studio Theatre; Creative Loafing Magazine; and numerous National/local businesses and print publications.

As a filmmaker Carlisle has directed pieces for local and international documentarians including Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh and Rod Garvin Films. His latest short documentary “A Slice of Life: Mr. Snuligan” won best short documentary at the 2014 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. Narrative films include: “Memoirs of A Dead Girl” (short) Writer/Director/Cinematographer, Producer: Christian Kellam  (Now Screening); “The Marketeer” (short) Writer/Director/Cinematographer, Producer: James Adduci/Samanah Kahn, Premiered 2014 Asheville Cinema Festival; “The Driver” Writer/Director/Cinematographer Producer: Maria Feran; “On Falling” (short) Writer/Director Producer: Justin Marshall, Premiered 2007 Charlotte film festival; “Guy” (short) Writer/Director, Producer: George Cochran.

SKILLS: (film/video) Conceptualizing; Directing; Lighting; Shooting (DSLR/RED/Alexa); Editing (Premiere/Final Cut); Script/Copywriting (photo) Conceptualizing; Studio lighting; Table Top; Advertising; Editorial; Location; Compositing; Retouching

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