Kelly Campelia is an experienced VR and film producer and creator with a background in program management for one of the top management consulting firms in the world. She is passionate about communication, connection, storytelling and education.
Kelly has a decade of professional experience spanning business, technology and entertainment. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in International Business from Bryant University, Kelly spent 6 years working at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), one of the top management consulting firms in the world. In that fast paced, high-pressure environment, Kelly developed the abilities to take initiative, learn quickly, be resourceful and execute in the face of steep challenges. Kelly thrived in this environment. She won the “Rookie MVP” award her first year at PwC and went on to win over 10 other PwC contribution awards.
Equipped with the wisdom and confidence she gained from a successful track record in consulting, Kelly changed career path to follow her passion for creative production, virtual reality and film. For the past few years, Kelly taught herself the creative and technical skills required for creating and producing and hustled to get hands-on production experience across a variety of entertainment and media fields - narrative film, documentaries, virtual reality, talk shows, promotional videos and experimental art.
Just 2 years after changing course, Kelly won Best Short Film at the Oregon Independent Film Festival for “You and Me, Me and You” which she co-wrote, produced and edited. Shortly afterward, she led a team of 20 people to deliver her first virtual reality installation “Dark Shapes” which adapted Hugo nominated writer E. Lily Yu’s short story “The Wretched and the Beautiful” for the Wing Luke Museum’s main annual exhibit Worlds Beyond Here. The experience was selected for the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival and was featured on KUOW - the Puget Sound region’s #1 radio for news - for her work on the installation, and the exhibit was celebrated in the Seattle Times, the Seattle Globalist, and the Stranger.
Kelly was the producer, co-host and editor of Reality Quest Podcast which delved deep into the minds and lives of those experimenting on the forefront of the XR industry. Kelly was recently selected by Facebook’s Oculus Launch Pad 2020 as 1 of 100 promising VR content creators.