Melom is an award-winning cinematographer and director of both commercial and documentary works. He was born on the plains of Minnesota and graduated from San Francisco State University with an emphasis on documentary film. In 2018, he won an Emmy for his camera work on the documentary Martha’s Race. Recently several of his shorts have been published by the Bitter Southerner.
His short film Dear, Dreamer on the author Jason Reynolds is currently being screened at film festivals across the country. Kristian found filmmaking through his love of music and passion for honest storytelling. He has had the pleasure of telling stories for brands such as Samsung and Bacardí and artists like The Roots, Pharrell and everything in between. When not shooting he can be found riding his bike, stalking down taco trucks or chasing his son around the park.