Kelly Creedon’s “In This World” Premieres Online – as Vimeo Staff Pick and Reel South Film

“In This World,” a short documentary film by Kelly Creedon made its online debut on Monday. It launched as part of Reel South, a PBS program that features acclaimed documentary films about the American South, and as a Vimeo Staff Pick, a select group of videos that the streaming service’s staff “really, really love.” The film had already been screened at twenty major film festivals throughout the U.S., has won a number of major awards, and was named Worth Watching #156 by MediaStorm’s Eric Maierson this week.

“In This World,” tells the story of Courvosier “Vosiey” Cox, a precocious 15-year-old boy. He is determined to make it in show business as a way to leave behind his poverty and take care of his family. Creedon received an Alexia Award of Excellence Grant in 2015 in support of this work.

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AE Winner Kelly Creedon on her MediaStorm Workshop

In the latest installment of blog posts on the educational opportunities our student grant winners receive, we want to focus on the MediaStorm One-Day Master Class. For Kelly Creedon, a 2015 Award of Excellence Winner, the Master Class was a time to explore the theory and methodology of MediaStorm’s unique documentary style and approach.

“For me, I think the most valuable lessons from the workshop were the behind-the-scenes insights into the process of making some of the MediaStorm pieces,” said Creedon. “While I had already seen many of the final products, it was so enlightening to understand the many challenges and hard choices that went into forming the polished pieces.” Continue reading

Kelly Creedon Wins POYi 2nd Place, Documentary Journalism

2015 Alexia Student Award of Excellence Winner Kelly Creedon has won the 2nd Place award for Documentary Journalism in the 73rd annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition for her film “In This World.” The film was made possible with the support of The Alexia Foundation.
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Michael Santiago and Kelly Creedon Receive CPOY Awards

Michael Santiago and Kelly Creedon, winners of Alexia 2015 student grants, took home awards from this year’s College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) Awards. The CPOY competition is one of the most prestigious contests for student photojournalists to compete in, with more than 600 entries from 130 different colleges and universities from around the world. Continue reading

7 Questions for Alexia Student Grantee Kelly Creedon

Kelly Creedon is a 2015 Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence recipient for her project “Being 15: Navigating Adolescence as a Young Black Male” that captures the intimate moments of Vosiey Cox, a teenager living in Durham, North Carolina. Creedon’s project seeks to explore how “being 15 is a watershed year, an exciting and tumultuous time marked by the search for self, construction of identity and longing for acceptance.” Continue reading