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Devlo Media is a full service film, video, and photography studio producing award-winning documentary films, photographs, multimedia projects, and broadcast television commercials. Partners John Lavall and Kate Kelley have location credits worldwide including Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. With experience in pre-production to post in projects both large and small, Devlo Media has garnered several national awards, including seven Telly Awards, ten EMMY® Nominations and four EMMY® Awards.

Devlo Media is a full service film, video, and photography studio producing award-winning documentary films, photographs, multimedia projects, and broadcast television commercials. Partners John Lavall and Kate Kelley have location credits worldwide including Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. With experience in pre-production to post in projects both large and small, Devlo Media has garnered several national awards, including seven Telly Awards, ten EMMY® Nominations and four EMMY® Awards.  

Storytelling is our passion. The ability to tell a succinct and effective story is paramount to the service we provide.  Our backgrounds in documentary film and photography, with production credits in many different and diverse counties across the globe, has given us a unique ability to understand and communicate a wide array of stories. With a small crew of 2-3 people, we always maximize our creative days to bring unique visuals and audio to all of our projects. We offer a wide variety of equipment that helps us bring these visuals to life.  Some of the speciality equipment that we offer include; the latest in steady-cam camera stabilizers (DJI Ronin) which give us the ability to achieve ultra smooth camera moves that add high-production value normally only achieved with a much large crew; We also have the ability to provide aerial 4K HD video footage and high resolution still images with the use of newest technology in aerial cinematography, the DJI Inspire1; We bring our Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 4K Camera, four Canon Cameras and our collection of every one of Canon’s high-end lenses on every job providing our clients with high resolution stills and video. Our equipment is fully owned and insured by Devlo Media which eliminates the need for any rental equipment which helps our clients save on costs.

We work closely with our clients to develop the story and creative direction of each and every project and our goal is always to produce the most compelling story both visually and editorially. We approach every project with a commitment to developing a unique visual style designed for maximum impact. We understand that the scope and nature of the engagement will evolve to reflect your needs.  We look forward to participating in this journey of discovery with you

ABOUT

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Devlo Media is a full service film, video, and photography studio producing award-winning documentary films, photographs, multimedia projects, and broadcast television commercials. Partners John Lavall and Kate Kelley have location credits worldwide including Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. With experience in pre-production to post in projects both large and small, Devlo Media has garnered several national awards, including seven Telly Awards, ten EMMY® Nominations and four EMMY® Awards.  

Storytelling is our passion. The ability to tell a succinct and effective story is paramount to the service we provide.  Our backgrounds in documentary film and photography, with production credits in many different and diverse counties across the globe, has given us a unique ability to understand and communicate a wide array of stories. With a small crew of 2-3 people, we always maximize our creative days to bring unique visuals and audio to all of our projects. We offer a wide variety of equipment that helps us bring these visuals to life.  Some of the speciality equipment that we offer include; the latest in steady-cam camera stabilizers (DJI Ronin) which give us the ability to achieve ultra smooth camera moves that add high-production value normally only achieved with a much large crew; We also have the ability to provide aerial 4K HD video footage and high resolution still images with the use of newest technology in aerial cinematography, the DJI Inspire1; We bring our Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 4K Camera, four Canon Cameras and our collection of every one of Canon’s high-end lenses on every job providing our clients with high resolution stills and video. Our equipment is fully owned and insured by Devlo Media which eliminates the need for any rental equipment which helps our clients save on costs.

We work closely with our clients to develop the story and creative direction of each and every project and our goal is always to produce the most compelling story both visually and editorially. We approach every project with a commitment to developing a unique visual style designed for maximum impact. We understand that the scope and nature of the engagement will evolve to reflect your needs.  We look forward to participating in this journey of discovery with you


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 John Lavall is an Emmy award-winning producer and director from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  After a career as a pastry chef, John traded in a career in the edible arts to a life in the visual arts by starting Devlo Media in 1997. After working on several independent narrative films, John realized his true passion lies within the genre of non-fiction films.  He went on to produce several documentary films, which have gathered him several film festival awards nationally and internationally

 Kate Kelley is in award-winning photographer and cinematographer with a polished documentary style and awareness for design and composition.  Kate's love for photography comes from her father, who has full documented the lives of his family right down to the details of each Christmas present ever opened.  Following this passion, Kate attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, graduating with honors.  After working with John on the film, Leh Wi Tok, as both a photographer and shooting additional photography for the film, a partnership was formed.