Carey Kight combines operational military experience with an art school education to build and scale efficient production departments.
He is currently the Executive Producer / Head of Production 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.
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 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 as well as an award-winning screenwriter, director, and film producer. He and his wife, Andrea Buccilla, co-founded Greater Fool Productions. Their films have been distributed by no budge and Film Shortage and have 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. He is also building a resume translator for military veterans called The Veterans Exchange.