Kel currently serves as an immersive filmmaking mentor and consultant at Film Independent, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that champions independent filmmakers.
Kel has undertaken a series of projects with Film Independent since 2015, when he designed and taught a 4-session class on immersive and interactive filmmaking that represented FI's first foray into new storytelling forms.
In 2016, Kel was hired to program a daylong sidebar at the Film Independent Forum entitled "Agents of Change" that focused on artists working in new creative forms. He was also brought on as the lead immersive media mentor at two of FI's lab programs: Project Involve, which focuses on empowering creators from underrepresented communities, and Global Media Makers, a State Department-funded program that brings mid-career filmmakers from the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa to Los Angeles for a 6-week intensive production workshop.
Most recently, FI commissioned Kel to write a white paper outlining potential strategies for building out the organization's AR and VR capacities.