Kelly Needleman is a Director, Actor, Producer, Photographer, and Entrepreneur.
Needleman at a young age had a creative eye. Growing up with his cousin, David Needleman, who is a professional photographer that shoots celebrities, influenced him to pick up a camera. Kelly gravitated towards the beauty of nature and started taking images and time-lapses of landscapes. His strong ambition to create resulted in being published in various publications and awards, such as National Geographic and Canon (etc). This attention resulted in a sponsorship deal with Lowepro, a prestigious camera bag company. His images became viral on social media resulting in a celebrity status following.
Needleman's passion for landscape photography was a natural progression into the film industry. He created his own company called Needleman Productions, where he showcases his movies. He has been recognized locally as a student filmmaker and has recently won a prestigious award for his documentary, Landscape Photography, in the Hollywood International Independent Film Festival. His ambition is to make beautiful movies by utilizing the natural elements of nature, fog, sea, and sunlight as tools in an outdoor studio.
Kelly Needleman also works in front of the camera as an actor. He is signed with MDT Agency in San Francisco, which led him to various commercial, print, and movie work.
At the age of 16, Needleman has already accomplished what others dream of. Currently (2018), Kelly attends Sonoma Academy College Preparatory High School and has plans to continue his film education in college.