|Topics: Arts & Entertainment|
|Interview Date: August-28-2012|
|Extraordinary Insights: “Have faith in the journey. Questions arise all the time about whether you’re doing the right thing, and so just keep listening to the inner calling."|
Kelli Kieley studied film at York as a Master’s student, and then worked at Alliance Atlantis and Corus entertainment in post-production. She graduated from the Independent Television Producer’s Program at Centennial College and quickly began producing television commercials and creating public service announcements for non-profit organizations. Her passion is documentary and, in 2009, she assistant produced A Mind Like Mine with her mentor, filmmaker Karen O’Donnell. An active community member in the Junction area of Toronto, Kelli is on the board of the documentary collective The Money Project, created the Thoughtful Moms collective, a group examining the impacts of capitalism on parenting through meetings and creating personal documentaries. She has directed several animation and live action commercials that have been broadcast on CBC, CTV and OMNI. She is directing a short documentary “Popsicle Icebergs” with the NFB. She is the founder of kamm/era media group, a Toronto-based production company that has been producing commercials, public service announcements and socially conscious short-form animation and live action content for television since 2006. Based in Toronto, the company is expanding into producing one-off documentaries, series and multi-media projects that enlighten and inspire engagement and social change.