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Monday, October 24, 2011

10/25 - Careers in Adventure - Award-Winning International Filmmaker, Celia Carey

Celia Carey
Glass World Films
Over the past twenty years, filmmaker Celia Carey developed her skills working around the world for National Geographic, PBS, the BBC, and Discovery Channel. 

Celia is a fellow of The Explorers Club, and holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. In addition to her films, she has contributed photos and articles to a variety of publications including: Scientific American, Elle, Outside, Health, Executive Traveler, Good Housekeeping, the San Francisco Chronicle, and FineLife Sonoma

Pursuing interesting projects, Celia has lived in London, New York City, New Orleans, Washington, DC, Santa Fe, Alabama, Georgia, the Andes, and the edge of Arctic Circle. In 2005, while on assignment in Napa Valley, CA, for Executive Traveler magazine, she met sommelier Sean Meyer at Bouchon in Yountville.  After their 3rd date (in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula) Sean decided to leave Napa and join Celia for two years while she completed a PBS film about the artist Thornton Dial.  

In 2007 Sean and Celia married. And in 2008 they returned to Yountville, where they now reside with their year-old daughter, Vivi.  

Awards:  Promotions and documentaries that Celia directed and produced have received nine Emmy awards and other honors, including: a Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival; a CINE Golden Eagle Special Jury Award, best arts film nationwide; Outstanding Documentary, Sacramento International Film Festival; Outstanding Documentary, UNA Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Sidewalk Film Festival; Best Cultural Issues film, Montana CINE International Film Festival; and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2008, PBS and an international committee chose her documentary, Mr. Dial Has Something to Say, along with three other PBS shows, to represent PBS programming internationally at the annual International Public TV conference (INPUT) . 

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