Simone Telles Keith

Creative Director / Cinematographer

Simone started her career as an ENG, news editor and videotape operator back in 1991 at Channel 69 News in Allentown, PA. After shooting too many football games and other stories under adverse weather conditions, she accepted an invitation to spend a year in Ecuador and help train a team of young nationals in the various aspects of production at an independent television station. Upon her return to the United States, Simone went to work for North Carolina's statewide public television UNC-TV. While there she shot and edited news stories for the daily show "NC Now" and was assigned to work on several award winning documentaries. It was this exposure to documentaries that led her to produce her first independent feature "Heavier Than Air," a short about Brazilian aviator Santos-Dumont and his claim to be the first in flight.

Simone is currently on staff at NC State University where she is the videographer and editor for the award winning weekly gardening show "In The Garden With Bryce Lane." She is also a Final Cut Pro instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is the creative director and principal cinematographer of Pára Tudo Productions, which she founded in 2006 with her friend and long time collaborator Suzanne Mullen.

heavier than air   destination hope    
Pára Tudo Productions : 3205 Potthast Ct. Raleigh, NC 27616 : 919-801-0122 : info@paratudoproductions.com