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Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department

Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department

MADT Professionals Series
Director Kellie Madison
Rescheduled for
Tuesday, November 17
11 am to 12:30 pm

Kellie Madison photo

Kellie Madison is an American writer, producer, and director. Her passion for film derives from the stories she wants to tell “that inspire, entertain and move people.” Kellie’s filmmaking journey began when she connected with Clark Peterson, from the Oscar winning film (Monster), to help produce Dear Mr. Gacy. Madison wrote and directed The Caul, which became a top-ten finalist in Ron Howard’s prestigious short film contest, “Project Imagination” sponsored by Canon. This science fiction piece was uniquely created by building a story inspired by 10 still photographs selected by the contest.

The Tank, written, produced, and directed by Kellie, distributed by Open Road Films has recently been released on Amazon. The action thriller stars Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Brad William Henke (Pacific Rim). Based on a true story, The Tank follows six candidates on a Mars mission simulation gone awry. Kellie is currently casting the supernatural horror feature film, The Wall. She has several feature film projects in various stages of development including the grounded Sci-Fi action feature Abduction, and the action feature film The Gate, based on her short film that has over 2 million views on Youtube. In addition to directing features, she has shadowed on numerous television series including the CBS drama Extant, starring Halle Berry, and NBC franchise, Heroes Reborn. Kellie is a member of DGA, Women In Film, and Alliance of Women Directors.

Kellie will be help demystify the movie industry, focusing on the importance of shooting a proof of concept. Please click here to learn a little bit more about this important process in getting your work where it deserves to be: on screen!

If you would like to attend this presentation, please email the Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department and we'll send you the zoom link prior to the event.

Welcome to the home of the Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department where we celebrate the synthesis of art, craft, and technology. For Fall 2020 we are working virtually with the exception of some key hands-on blended courses in video and audio production, directing and digital photography.  Please find information on our programs: the BFA in Communication and the BA in Media Arts with Options in Production and Criticism on the left side of the page.  Students, you can find faculty and advisor Zoom office hours (where you can drop in for assistance) on the left as well.  If you have any other questions, please contact the department Administrative Support Coordinator Ann Wilson or Chair Jennifer Meadows.

Also, if you just need some general guidance moving forward, please contact our CME Student Success Advisor Shawna Lucas.


MADT Equipment Use

MADT is transitioning to a "touchless" equipment check-out process. Students desiring to check-out equipment must be in the MADT curriculum and authorized by MADT faculty. Please click here (PDF) to review information on our new process. 

Please click here to schedule an appointment. 

Should you have any questions or difficulty in making an appointment, please contact either Rob Warner or Zak Jann at