Bill Kiely – Company Founder / Film Director / Producer
Bill is currently working on three feature films in various stages of development. Kook, which he co-wrote and directed, is in post-production and will screen in fall 2017. A Mile High and Adrift are both in development and are expected to go into pre-production in 2017.
Bill Kiely founded Windowseat in 2003 as a platform for telling compelling visual stories in multiple formats including episodic television, commercials, live webcasts and mini-documentaries. For over a decade Bill developed his directorial skills working with brands such as Vans, Nike, Converse, Bud Light and more.
Windowseat’s dynamic slate of branded content enabled Bill to travel to incredible locales and work with many talented people over the years, with the ultimate goal of parlaying these relationships and experiences into cinematic storytelling. As such, in 2012 Bill shifted his creative energy from working on branded materials towards longer-form, narrative storytelling. His award-winning work as a director has provided Bill with a foundation upon which to focus his passions exclusively on feature films. In 2013, Bill directed the documentary feature Chasing Giants, an intimate exploration of big wave surfing legend Shane Dorian and his complex relationship with Mother Nature.
Bill has produced a number of films under the Windowseat banner including The Bachelors starring J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush; The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris and Cynthia Nixon; Barely Lethal starring Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson; and Crash Pad, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Dobrev and Christina Applegate.
Joseph McKelheer – Head of Film Production
As the Head of Production at Windowseat Entertainment, Joseph McKelheer oversees all aspects of development and production in the Film, TV and Digital Media departments. Most recently Joseph produced The Bachelors starring J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco, Amber Heard and Ed Harris, and Crash Pad, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Dobrev and Christina Applegate. Joseph also co-produced Barely Lethal, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba.
As the founder of Film Harvest, Joseph produced an impressive slate of indie films including The Hammer, which won the Audience Award at eight film festivals including AFI. Under the Film Harvest banner Joseph also produced Free Samples, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Fight Church, a documentary directed by Academy Award-winner Dan Junge and many others.
In addition to film, McKelheer has produced several television and online productions, working with networks such as Comedy Central and Hulu. Joseph studied Finance at Colorado State University and currently lives in Redondo Beach, CA with his family.
W.L Kiely III – Chairman / Producer
W.L. KIELY holds Director roles at Medpro Saftey Products, Inc., The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and The Helen G. Bonfils Foundation. Previously, Mr. Kiely held executive positions at Frito-Lay and Ventura Coastal Corporation. Before retiring from Coors Brewing Company in 2011, he held various executive level positions, including Chief Executive Officer and President.
Ryan Dorff, Producer / Finance- CFP®
During his time at Morgan Stanley, Ryan was Vice President and Investment Analytic Specialist for the Midwest region. Ryan left Morgan Stanley and founded Infinity Financial Services, LLC, a firm that provides small businesses and high net worth families financial consulting and advising. In 2012, Ryan began working with Windowseat as an advisor on their financial operations, strategy and planning goals.
Ron Askew – Advisor
Ron’s impressive work in the business world earned him recognition as Best In Class by the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, Promo Magazine, The Hub Magazine and Sporting News. He was Chairman of Tracy Locke, Founder and CEO of The Integer Group, and CMO at Coors Brewing Company. Ron has a strong background in start up ventures, new business development, strategic turnarounds and creating profitable operations. He also serves on the board of the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, The Evans Ranch Preservation Association and the Colorado Historical Society.
Kyle Craig – Advisor
Kyle brings 30 years of executive leadership roles and business experience, and was recognized as one of America’s most accomplished marketers. After a stint in advertising, he spent the next 20 years in the restaurant industry where he held Executive, Chairman, President and Board of Director roles at various Fortune 500 companies. Today, Kyle teaches Marketing and Leadership courses at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. He also works with major corporations in the areas of executive coaching and leadership programs.