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, producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. As a filmmaker, 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 created 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 latest project, a feature documentary about Veterans, rehabilitation centers, and farming is preparing to tour the festival circuit. 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 filmmaking at The Light Factory Museum of Film and Photography. He lives in Atlanta.
Carlisle Kellam is an Atlanta-based filmmaker. A freelance photographer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and writer, for hire.
Commercial clients include: Coca-Cola Studios; Forbes; McCormick Foods; Creative Loafing Magazine; Hormel Bacon; Burlington Stores; D’Addario guitar string company; Planet Waves; Stem Footwear; JDW: The Charlotte Agency, Chocolate Lab Records; Fit to Fight International LLC; Entrepreneur; Carolina Actors Studio Theatre; 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 feature documentary “Comfort Farms” is running the festival circuit 2019-2020. His last short documentary “A Slice of Life: Mr. Snulligan” won best short documentary at the 2014 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. Narrative films include: “The Driver” (short) Writer/Director/Cinematographer, Producer: Kelly Carl; “The Marketeer” (short) Writer/Director/Cinematographer. Produced by Carlisle Kellam/James Adduci/Samanah Kahn, Premiered 2014 Asheville Cinema Festival; “The Driver” Writer/Director/Cinematographer, Produced by Carlisle Kellam/Maria Feran; “On Falling” (short) Writer/Director/Producer, Premiered 2007 Charlotte film festival; “Guy” (short) Writer/Director, Producer: George Cochran.
SKILLS: (film/video) Producing; 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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