...a Creative with a camera in hand since the age of 6 and growing up near the entertainment capital of the world, Will "Kelso" following high school graduation, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Medic.
Kelso found himself at his first assigned duty station located just a few kilometers south of the North Korean/DMZ border where weeks at a time were spent "camping in the field" observing and reporting on any North Korean troop movement. He deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007, three months earlier than his unit's deployment.
Kelso was reassigned to an Infantry Dismount Platoon where he would spend the next year supporting various special operation missions to include the Battle of Sadr City.
Kelso then went on to study Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy located in Los Angeles and in 2017, incorporated his independent production company KELSOmedia, delivering various forms of media for nonprofit and corporations, to government municipalities and television networks alike...
& Creative Professional
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences,
Associate Member, Los Angeles
AT&T Veterans Media Fellowship, Inductee
New York Film Academy, Alumnus
National Press Photographers Association, NPPA
Aerial Photo & Video: Documentarian
Dive Professional, Master Diver
U.S. Army Veteran, Combat Medic
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"MEET WILL KELSO"
Veterans in Media & Entertainment
The American Legion
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
Junior Chamber International
National Eagle Scout Association
International Thespian Society
Pi Kappa Phi, Theta Xi
Disabled American Veterans
...that tells a tale or two (click the logos below to view the show)
Original article published 12/26/2019
“…It all started with my very own Blockbuster movie card… And the rest is history!” Just kidding! We’re just getting started, please call me “Will“ or if you prefer I’m more commonly called by my last name “Kelso”....
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