about

Jim Kellett

Producer and Director

Six-time Emmy Award winner, Jim Kellett has also won national awards for his directing “Spotlight on Travel” and was Production Manager for the Vacation Channel. Jim graduated with a degree in Electronic Media from Missouri State and a master's degree in TV and Film from Syracuse University in New York. He has been an avid world traveler and is now living a nomadic lifestyle capturing stories for the Living Overseas video series. When he’s not traveling you can find him enjoying the outdoors and editing video in Denver, Colorado.

Ian Kellett

Director of Photography

Ian Kellett’s camera credits include work for National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and “The Invisible War” which received an Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary in 2014. He has been nominated for 7 Emmy Awards with 2 wins under his belt.

Lissa Hamblen

Writer

Lissa Hamblen is a 30- year television news journalist working in Springfield, MO at the CBS affiliate, KOLR. She began her career while still in college, pulling Associated Press wire for reporters, editing and learning to produce newscasts when they still used typewriters with big print! Her first big story as a producer was the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1988. She was producing a noon broadcast at age 23 and learned quickly how the world can change in seconds. While she still works in the hustle of a newsroom, she hopes to one-day snowbird her way to an exotic location. For now, she has to be content bringing- to- life these enchanting locations and educating you a bit as you make your own plans. 

Noah Smith

Video Editor

Noah is a filmmaker who has lived in the beautiful state of Colorado since 2002. He has been working on films since 2012 and began studying film at the University of Colorado Denver in 2014.  Since beginning in film he has been a part of several shorts in Colorado, as well as creating engaging promotional films. Noah joined Living Overseas in 2016 and enjoys editing the beautiful footage we shoot around the world. "

Laurel Harris

Voice-over Actress

Laurel Harris is an actress and voice-over talent who loves working from her home voice-over studio in Los Angeles.  For over two decades, she has been the voice of notable radio and television campaigns, TV station branding and feature documentaries.  On camera, she has worked alongside such powerhouse actors as Jane Seymour, Willem Dafoe and more.  When not performing or writing, you'll probably find her hiking and exploring wide, unknown spaces...including some in her kitchen!  For more, visit laurelharris.com

Rachel Alena

Voice-over Actress

Rachel Alena is a voice talent, singer/songwriter and on-camera talent who has been seen and heard across the world on hundreds of commercials, tutorials, games, movies and much more. She is the voice of Cinderella in Disney children toys. Rachel is also the narrator for Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Alliance Residential and Shnucks Grocery employee trainings across the country. She has voiced books for bestselling authors and is currently the voice of ‘The Mommy MD Guides.’ Rachel is the lead singer/songwriter of the popular band ‘Rachel & The Ruckus’ based out of Boulder, Colorado. She was a session singer in Los Angeles and is an award winning songwriter.

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Film and Television Awards:

Director, Kids on Art , Community/Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Community/Public Service from the National Academy of Television

Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

2015 EMMY AWARD WINNER

 

Director, Allie's Story , Short Documentary

Best Youth/Teen Program/Feature from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

2011 EMMY AWARD WINNER

 

Director, Uninterrupted - Divorce Client - 18th Judicial District

Best Single Spot in Community / Public Service (PSA) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

2010 EMMY AWARD WINNER

2010 TELLY AWARD Best Public Service Announcement

2010 TELLY AWARD Best Public Service Campaign

2010 COMMUNICATOR AWARD Best Campaign

 

Producer / Director,  Uninterrupted-Teen Issues, Client - The Network DC

Best Public Service - Campaign from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

2008 EMMY AWARD WINNER

2008 GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING AWARDS - 1st PLACE, Visual Arts

2008 GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING AWARDS - 1st PLACE, Promotional Video Campaign

 

Producer / Director, Douglas County Master Plan Client - The Network DC

Best Program Promotion - Single Spot from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter.

2008 EMMY AWARD WINNER

2008 GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMING AWARDS - 1st PLACE, Program Promotion

 

Producer/Director/Editor, Victorian Cycles - Wheels of Change, feature documentary

BRECKENRIDGE FESTIVAL OF FILM 2005

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL – New York City

HEARTLAND EMMY NOMINATION, Historical Documentary

EMMY AWARD WINNER, Heartland Chapter, Campaign

 

Producer/Director, Man on the Medal – Dick Durrance, feature documentary

HEARTLAND EMMY NOMINATION, Historical Documentary

BRECKENRIDGE FESTIVAL OF FILM 2004

ASPEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCREENING

Wheeler Opera House

 

Executive Producer, F-Stop

2006 HEARTLAND REGION EMMY NOMINEE, Youth/Children’s Program

 

Producer /Director/Editor, Colorado Outdoors

2005 HEARTLAND REGION EMMY NOMINEE, Program Feature

 

Executive Producer, The Mouse That Roars

2004 HEARTLAND REGION EMMY NOMINEE, Informational/Instructional Program

 

Producer /Director/Editor, Kids Talk

2003 HEARTLAND REGION EMMY NOMINEE, Youth/Children’s Program

 

Producer / Director, Douglas County Television, various programs

15 NATOA AWARDS, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

BEST SHORT FILM PROMOTING RECREATION, National Recreation and Parks Association

4 TELLY AWARDS

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY, 2004 Moondance International Film Festival

 

Creator/Producer/Director, Chadder’s Adventure Series

Broadcast on national television

FILM ADVISORY BOARD EXCELLENCE AWARD

DOVE FAMILY APPROVED SEAL AWARD

ANGEL AWARD

4TELLY AWARDS

 

Producer/Director, Sing & Play Music Video Series

COMMUNICATOR AWARD OF DISTINCTION

FILM ADVISORY BOARD EXCELLENCE AWARD

DOVE FAMILY APPROVED SEAL AWARD

ANGEL AWARD

TELLY AWARD

WORLDFEST HOUSTON AWARD

 

Director of Photography, The Visit, short film

New York University Film Festival, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EXPERIMENTAL FORM

New York University Film Festival, FACULTY COMMENDATION AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Lake Atitlan Medical Project fundraising videos

Resulted in the building of the Hospitalito Atitlan in Guatemala

 

Producer/Director, Video companion to the following textbook: Communication for Business and the Professions Textbook

by Patricia Hayes Andrews: Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers, Sixth edition is accompanied by a 75-minute videotape

 

Co-Director, Co-Editor, Pre-School Teacher Training, (4-Volumes)

CROWN AWARD FOR ADULT CURRICULUM

 

Co-Producer, Gun’s Eye, a feature-length motion picture film

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION with RCA/COLUMBIA

 

Producer/Director, The Late Night Horror Show

BROADCAST SERIES

 

Director,  Spotlight, a regional half-hour travel program 

TELLY AWARDS



 

Commercial and Promotion Awards:

 

Producer/Director, Fox Kids Club Malibu Baby Promotion

TELLY AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Mike Malibu, Kids Club Host

American Advertising Federation, CITATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Clean the Screen Promotion

ADDY AWARD

 

Director/Cinematographer, London Crest Commercial

Best Cinematography, ADDY AWARD

                                   

Producer/Director, Herrman’s Fab Fall Sale

ADDY AWARD

 

Producer/Director/Animator, Kids Club Sponsors

Special Effects, ADDY AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Herrman’sBuildingCenter

Animation, ADDY AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Mike Malibu

Video/Film Effects, ADDY AWARD

 

Producer/Director, KDEB-TV Self Promotion

ADDY AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Legends Commercial

MERIT AWARD

 

Producer/Director, Apogee Films Animation

MERIT AWARD

 

Editor, Director of Photography, Videographer or Audio Designer on more than 50 various awards not listed here.

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