Chad McKelvey is the founder and CEO of Kindred Films Inc. With 20 years of experience in television and film production, he has worked in nearly every area from editor to producer to satellite operator. Starting Kindred Films was the way of marrying his passion for storytelling and video production.
Born in New York, McKelvey has spent his career working for FOX8 in High Point, NC, WB22 in Raleigh, NC, CW2 in Denver, CO and as a Photographer and Satellite truck operator for the Weather Channel. His positive attitude, willingness to learn and dedication to excellence and hard work have set him apart from others in his line of work. Professionally, he is skilled in editing, shooting, writing and producing, having earned awards with the Colorado Association of Black Journalist. Further, his skills as a broadcast engineer have made him both competitive and desirable in the New York market.
Having pursued his broadcast communications degree at North Carolina A&T State University, Chad is a proud Aggie. He feels that giving back is vital to passing the torch and as such, he has volunteered with organizations like Americorp, where he taught Bronx middle school students the fundamentals of journalism and with Medical Wings, where he covered human interests stories in Senegal. He is an avid traveler and reader and his love of documenting the human experience is reflected in every story he touches.