Carey Kight combines operational military experience with an art school education to build and scale efficient production departments.
He is an award-winning Executive Producer and Head of Production for integrated advertising campaigns. He currently plays that role at Circus Maximus, AdAge's 2021 Small Agency of the Year (11-75 Employees), GOLD, where they won AdAge's Creativity Awards' Best New Product Launch for King C. Gillette and have also launched campaigns for Stop Soldier Suicide, Fuzzy, Shake Shack, and La Colombe among others.
Previously, he was with Boomshot and 77 Ventures Creative where he produced campaigns for NASCAR, FOX Sports, and Bud Light. He was also a part of the team that helped develop, create, and launch Anheuser Busch's internal agency, DraftLine NYC, where he wrote and produced their first ever Super Bowl ad, a regional spot for Natty Light.
Carey got his start in advertising with Rebel Road Studios and The Foundry @ Meredith, assistant directing, writing, directing, and producing branded content for Nintendo, Disney, citi, NY Mets, Ford, American Family Insurance, and more.
As a member of the United States Air Force, he served in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, and Afghanistan. He used the Post-9/11 GI Bill to study Film Studies at The Ohio State University and earned a BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University.
After college, Carey cut his teeth as a first assistant director and unit production manager on indie film sets in Los Angeles working with A-list talent and studying under seasoned filmmakers.
Carey is also a published author and award-winning screenwriter, director, and indie film producer. He and his wife, Andrea Buccilla, co-founded Greater Fool Productions. Their films have been distributed by no budge, Film Shortage , and Twelve Cabins as well as having played Florida Film Festival, Panic Fest, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and more.
Carey hosts and produces a podcast called Veteran Made where he connects with other veterans to equip the community with skills to successfully transition from service to civilian.