Celia Carey

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Celia Carey (born 1969 in Augusta, Georgia) is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer.

Carey's family moved to Birmingham when she was five. She earned her bachelor of arts in communications at Loyola University and was employed by Jacobs Engineering Group in the D.C. area. She entered graduate school to study epidemiology, but found herself drawn to documentary filmmaking. She was employed by National Geographic Television in New York City and completed a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, advised by Marguerite Holloway of Scientific American.

She began working on documentaries as a researcher and associate producer on behalf of projects for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Discovery, and Outside magazine. In 2003 she accepted a position with Alabama Public Television to produce and direct a series of documentaries. Three of those, Mr Dial Has Something to Say, Sisters of Selma, and Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend were aired nationally on PBS and collected a total of 11 Emmy awards.

In 2008 Carey and her husband, moved to California where she continued to work under her own company, Glass World Films. She now operates as Celia Carey Media from her home in Durham, North Carolina.


  • The Andes (1998), associate producer
  • Ice Challenger (2002), writer and producer
  • Alabama Ballet: The Making of Romeo and Juliet (2005) director, producer
  • Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend (2005) director, producer
  • Justice Without Violence: The Montgomery Bus Boycott (2006) executive producer
  • Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change (2007), executive producer
  • Mr Dial Has Something to Say (2007) director, producer


External links

  • [hhttps://www.celiacarey.com/ Celia Carey Media] website