Pave the Road

A single mother risks everything to pave a better road.

Kelly Mason’s poetic memoir, self-shot over a decade, documents hers' and her children’s compassionate separation from their father to pave a new road, not only for the well-being of the broken family but for the planet itself.

    Executive Producer / Producing Director: Westworld, Exec Producer/ Director: CSI, Exec Producer, Screenwriter, Director: Barney's Version, Exec Producer, Screenwriter, Director: Whale Music.
    The Flash (Warner Bros., CW network) shadow Finale episode, Toyota web series, Rock Star Cooking web series, multiple commercials, 20+ years Getty Images Motion Pictures Producer / Director.
  • Jess Kardos
    BERLANTI PRODUCTIONS: Currently on Warner Bros. "Supergirl" Supervising writer
  • Michael Storey
  • Peter Wintonick (deceased)
    Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002) and Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)
  • Kelly Mason
    Same as Director Credits
  • Frank and Davida Clegg
    Microsoft CEO Canada
  • Marco Lopez
    Costa Rica Producer
  • Kelly Mason
    Key Cast
    "As herself"
    As Above
  • Joella Mason Goolst
    Key Cast
    "As herself"
  • Jesse Mason Goolst
    Key Cast
    "As himself"
  • Jeffrey Goolst
    Key Cast
    "As himself"
  • Kelly Mason
    As above
  • Esteban Quesada Film
  • Caroline Simpson - Image
    Post Production
    Supervisor Encore Post Production
  • Linda McAteer - Audio
    Post Production
    Supervisor Post Modern Sound
  • Dj Taz Rasheed
  • Daisy Cameron
    Original Music
  • Celso Machado
    Original Music
    Juno Award Winner
  • Scott Fisher
    Additional Soundtrack
  • Porangui
    Additional Soundtrack
  • Desert Dwellers
    Additional Soundtrack
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    social responsiblity, environmental solution, woman's story, female, environment, policy-making, mother's story, sustainable solution, universal solution, plastic roads, Costa Rica, impact documentary, social impact, Impact Producer, Social Impact Film, climate crisis, climate change, autobiographical, self shot, family
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    325,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Costa Rica
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Costa Rica
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • United Nations Youth Climate Act Winner
    March 25, 2021
  • The Impact Doc Awards

    Winner - Best Cinematography
  • The Impact Doc Awards

    Winner Best Documentary Feature
  • NYCA New York Cinematography Awards

    Finalist - Best Cinematography
  • 2021 ARFF Barcelona // International Awards

    Winner - Best Cinematography
  • Best Director Award

    Best Female Director
  • 43rd Academy Award Nomination - Costa Rica

    International Submission Feature Film Category
Distribution Information
  • Espresso International
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - KELLY MASON

Kelly Mason's priority is to make a difference in the world for generations to come. She is a mother, Kundalini yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. Her areas of focus as an independent producer are stories that advocate social justice, environmental protection, and awareness of well-being. Kelly's rich background in the film industry spans 30 years where she has served as a Director/Cinematographer on union (ICG669) productions. Kelly shattered the ceiling for female cinematographers in 1997 and works with tier 1 crews and A-list celebrities for companies like Berlanti Group (CW), Netflix, Warner Bros., Merchant Ivory, Disney, Apple TV, and others.
Kelly's award-winning documentary feature, PAVE THE ROAD, inspired the paving of 45 km, protecting the health of thousands of school children, and introducing the "Green Pavement" technology, which replaces fossil fuels with plastic waste. Her film is influencing the largest oil and gas companies to follow in her footsteps. Kelly's impact film campaign established legislation in Central America in 2020 and is driving attention to the lack of waste management in Central America, where plastic waste and other waste materials are leaching into soils, rivers, and oceans contributing to the universal plastic pollution crisis. Kelly plays an active role in taking the plastic road idea worldwide and is spreading awareness via sustainable innovators, virtual screenings, summits, social media, and big brand partnerships.
A few of her past accomplishments include birthing the Film Commission in Trinidad, West Indies; instructing seminars for the American Society of Cinematographers (Los Angeles) & the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (Vancouver and Toronto); serving on the Executive Board of ICG669, and contributing to the development of the Camera Assistants course at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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Director Statement

I choose to be an example for my children and lead a life of fearless "right action." The next generations will be up against many challenges and, we, the mothers, the parents, and the caregivers, need to be courageous and lead by example.