Kelly Schwarze

Member Since 2022

Kelly Schwarze

Co-Founder

Indie Film Factory

Las Vegas, Nevada Area

Kelly Schwarze is an Emmy Award © recipient filmmaker, author and entrepreneur who has successfully produced and directed eight feature films, three TV documentaries, and scores of commercials. Throughout his career he has also served as a cameraman and DP for A&E Networks, History Channel, ABC and Scripps Networks. Additionally, Kelly is co-owner of the Las Vegas-based film studio Indie Film Factory, which was founded by his wife Charisma Manulat in 2011. Since then, the studio has facilitated over eight independent feature films, and a variety of popular TV shows from NBC, ABC, Disney, Amazon Studios and EOne. His areas of expertise are in micro budget filmmaking. He specializes in films ranging from $30,000 to $100,000. He works primarily with ITN Distribution for the release of his titles, but also maintains self-distribution rights through his own licensing company. His latest film Darkest of Lies is schedule for release early 2023. In addition to filmmaking, Kelly is the author of three books on the topic of filmmaking including What Film Schools Don’t Tell You, A Filmmaking Mindset and Filmmaking for Kids. Recently, Kelly launched his new kids chapter book series Myron Pesky. Starting with the first book, the Basketball Nightmare, the series takes readers on a hilarious journey with the socially awkward middle schooler Myron Pesky. The second book in the series, the Horrible Bully comes out later this year.


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COMPANY INFO

Indie Film Factory

Indie Film Factory is a video production agency and motion picture company located in Las Vegas Nevada with its mission to empower the next generation of filmmakers. The company was established in 2011 by Emmy©-Recipient filmmakers Charisma Manulat and Kelly Schwarze. In addition to the movies IFF has produced under its entertainment wing, the company also services as a video production resource for businesses, network television and marketing agencies. It offers clients affordable video production options including marketing videos, brand films, commercials, and social media videos.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Film Production
  • Film
  • Video Advertising

INDUSTRY

Film