ENTERTAINMENT WITH PURPOSE
Film and television are potentially the most powerful forms of communication that exist in the world today. We are keenly aware that viewers can absorb our vision and we take that responsibility very seriously. We impact the world in a positive way by telling entertaining stories that raise awareness and empower people, with a structure designed to give back.
We are a production company started in 2019, founded out of a mutual love of creative collaboration and respect for the power of storytelling. Our mission is to shape compelling stories that inspire, entertain and challenge us all to look more deeply at ourselves and the world around us. Integrity, enthusiasm and the drive to create change are the founding principles of f8 films. We are a gathering place for accomplished artists and producers with a deep understanding of story, process and relationships, and our team has a proven track record of success. But most importantly, we love what we do.
Partner & Co-Founder
Kelly is an award winning writer, producer and director who has shot projects all over the world in every genre from music videos, commercials, television, independent films to studio films.
She began her career in Nashville where she produced music videos for Shania Twain, Vince Gill, George Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, etc. She transitioned to Los Angeles with her first movie Gambler: Playing for Keeps. Other film credits include Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado, Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk and Streets of Laredo and Woody Allen’s Picking up the Pieces. Her extensive television credits include shows for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, History Channel and Travel Channel.
Her 20 years of experience have given her a practical overall understanding of the business from the ground up. Her left brain/right brain balance helps her run a tight ship while shepherding the creative with determined focus.
She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Women in Film (WFA).
Partner & Co-Founder
Scottie Thompson is an award-winning actress, as well as a writer and an activist. She grew up performing on stage as a ballet dancer, and followed her passion for storytelling into a career in film, TV and theater, after completing her undergraduate degree in Performance Studies at Harvard University.
She has recurred in several series, including 12 Monkeys, The Blacklist and NCIS. Her film credits include The Lookalike, Skyline, Star Trek, 37: A Final Promise, and Broken Ghost, among others. You can next find her in the upcoming film Crown Vic, playing opposite Thomas Jane and Luke Kleintank, as well as the upcoming film Limbo, with James Purefoy.
Outside of acting, she is involved in environmental activism, and is passionate about and involved in promoting health, education and women’s rights. She is a lover of nature, writing, reading and adventuring and exploring other places and cultures.
You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @iamscottiet.