Melissa Whitely founded the New Jersey based production company White Lyte Productions in 2008. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, she is an accomplished director, cinematographer, and editor.
Company
White Lyte Productions, LLC
Completed in 2008, Whitely's short film "Scene Missing" had a sustained festival run including the New Filmmakers Film Series, Wildwood By the Sea Film Fest and New Jersey International Film Festival.
Whitey next directed a successful documentary titled "Bazaar of All Nations" about a seminal American shopping center.
She's happy to have completed her first full-length narrative feature film "Leaving Virginville" in early 2017.
In pre-production is a documentary about "The Golden Mile" of Baltimore Pike in Springfield, Pa.
Whitely is also excited to be producing "The Fish Bowl", a variety show featuring work from artist living in the tri state area. It airs on Comcast channels 21, 24, and 280 in the New Jersey market.
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    The Fish Bowl
    Television
    Light of My Life2021
    Short
    Leaving Virginville2017
    Feature
    Bazaar of All Nations2010
    Documentary
    Scenes Missing2008
    Short
    Kidnapped2006
    Short, Student
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Light of My Life2021
    Short
    Leaving Virginville2017
    Feature
    Bazaar of All Nations2010
    Documentary
    Scenes Missing2008
    Short
    Kidnapped2006
    Short, Student
  • Director (5 Credits)
    Light of My Life2021
    Short
    Leaving Virginville2017
    Feature
    Bazaar of All Nations2010
    Documentary
    Scenes Missing2008
    Short
    Kidnapped2006
    Short, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Light of My Life2021
    Short
Silver Award Best Comedy
Light of My Life
Paris Film Awards
Paris
2022
Best Silent Short Film
Light of My Life
GRASS ROOT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Puducherry, Puducherry
2022
Best Female Director
Light of My Life
Hollywood Blvd. Film
2022
Best Short Comedy
Light of My Life
Hollywood Gold Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Best Short Quarantine
Light of My Life
Cult Movies International Film Festival (6th Season)
2022
Films Made by Women Filmmakers/ Covid-19 Virus Related Film
Light of My Life
MP Film Award
2022
Best Original Score
Light of My Life
8 & Halfilm Awards
Rome
2022
Best Short Comedy/Best Female Director
Light of My Life
Red Moon Film Festival
2022
Best Zero Dialogue Film
Light of My Life
Red Dragon Creative Awards
Dallas, Texas
2022
Best Silent Film
Light of My Life
Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2022
Best Creative Short
Light of My Life
Europe Film Festival
2022
Best Grief
Leaving Virginville
Believe Psychology Film Festival
Los Angeles
2022
Best Short Comedy/ Best Actor
Light of My Life
Medusa Film Festival (13th Season)
2021
Best Episodic
Light of My Life
Dreamachine International Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Light of My Life
A Lyte in the Dark
Princeton, NJ
2021
Female Empowerment
Leaving Virginville
New York Tri-State International Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Best Women's Film
Leaving Virginville
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
2021
Best Drama Feature
Leaving Virginville
Silver Mask Live Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Leaving Virginville
After Hour Film Festival
2021
Best Women's Feature
Leaving Virginville
Goldstar Movie Awards
2021
Certificate of Recognition for Best Narrative Feature
Leaving Virginville
4th Dimension Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
Leaving Virginville
Eastern Europe Film Festival
2020
Exceptional Merit
Leaving Virginville
WRPN Women's International Film Festival
Nassau, Delaware
2019
Official Selection
Leaving Virginville
Women Behind Television & Film
Cincinnati, OH
2018
Official Selection
Bazaar of All Nations
Media Film Festival
Media, PA
2011
Official Selection
Scenes Missing
NewFilmmakers Film Series
New York, NY
2009
Official Selection
Scenes Missing
New Jersey International Film Festival
New Brunswick, NJ
2008
Jury Pick
Scenes Missing
Wildwood By The Sea Film Fest
Wildwood, NJ
2008
Finalist
Kidnapped
New York Minute Film Festival
New York, NY
2006
Casey Hayes-Deats - Silver Exceptional Merit
Leaving Virginville
So You Think You Can Act Competition
Nassau, Delaware
Melissa Whitely founded the New Jersey based production company White Lyte Productions in 2008. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, she is an accomplished director, cinematographer, and editor.
Company
White Lyte Productions, LLC
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