Meet the Team
PAUL CURRIE (Founder/Director)
A native of Melbourne, Paul Currie worked his way up through the Australian film industry, earning his first producer credit on the 1995 feature Under the Gun. In 2003, Currie and partner Charles Morton founded Lightstream Entertainment as a film and theatre production company, their first effort, the Australian feature film One Perfect Day, which Currie also directed. Two years later, Currie expanded and relocated the Lightstream operation in Los Angeles, where they began to acquire commercial film properties. His other directorial efforts include Every Heart Beats True: The Jim Stynes Story and the most recent Lightstream thriller, 2:22. Currie is the Producer on One Perfect Day, Every Heart Beats True: The Jim Stynes Story, The Moon & the Sun, and 2:22. Currie is also the Executive Producer on features Rampart and Max Rose. Paul Currie is a producer on the Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge which was released November 4th 2016.
GARRETT KELLEHER (Chairman/Producer)
Garrett Kelleher first became involved in the motion picture industry in a financial capacity on the groundbreaking blockbuster, The Passion of the Christ. Kelleher has served as Chairman of Lightstream Entertainment since 2006. He was the Producer on the feature Max Rose and Executive Producer on the features Dollhouse, Rampart, The Moon & the Sun and 2:22. Kelleher is also the owner and Chairman of the Irish football club St. Patrick’s Athletic FC.
LAWRENCE INGLEE (Producer/Creative Consultant)
In November of 2011, Lawrence Inglee was named by Variety as one of the “10 Producers to Watch.” A passion for storytelling fuels Lawrence’s career from early days at Ron Howard’s and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment through his rise from Creative Executive to Co-President of the Mark Gordon Company where he was instrumental in developing tent-pole movies such as The Day After Tomorrow. It was during his tenure as President of Lightstream Entertainment where he first began development on Max Rose, which he also produced. His other producing credits include The Messenger, starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton, which was nominated for two Oscars, and he re-teamed with The Messenger director Oren Moverman and Harrelson for the critically acclaimed Rampart, and has since produced the independent features Time Out of Mind, Oppenheimer Strategies, The Ticket and The Dinner.
Lorcan Kelleher (Operations Manager)
Lorcan Kelleher studied Classics & History at University College Dublin, and Political Science & History at Northwestern University. Interning with Lightstream in 2009, Lorcan returned to the company in 2014. Lorcan is an Executive Producer on the award winning short Savasana. Lorcan is an Executive Producer on Max Rose . Lorcan is an Associate Producer on 2:22 and Fountain City.
CHARLES MORTON (Founder/Documentary Consultant)
Charles Morton made the successful transition from lawyer to pub owner in 1996 when he co-founded the highly successful Australia-wide pub chains of Bridie O’Reilly’s, Elephant and Wheelbarrow, Euro Bier Cafe and the Bended Elbow. He also co-founded Lightstream Pictures with Paul Currie in 1999 and produced the Australian award winning film One Perfect Day. Charles has a 'with thanks' credit on Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ for his role in raising P & A funds for that film, where he met and introduced Garrett Kelleher to Lightstream. Charles liaises with a range of funding bodies, international film commissions and individuals developing finance and co-production opportunities in Australia and around the globe. Charles truly loves the medium of film and has a keen sense for story. Currently he is working on a documentary that has taken him all around the globe and is convinced it will have a profound effect on very wide viewing audience.
CHARLIE O’CARROLL (Business Affairs)
Charlie O’Carroll brings 13 years of corporate finance experience to Lightstream. His background in corporate finance was honed at KPMG Corporate Finance, where his work covered M&A, Real Estate Financing, PPP, and Project Finance. In 2007, he began working with Lightstream Entertainment where his responsibilities include sourcing financing, investment evaluation and transaction structuring. O'Carroll is an Executive Producer on Max Rose, The Moon & the Sun and 2:22. O'Carroll is also an Associate Producer on Rampart and Dollhouse.
J. MITCHELL WHITE (Operations)
A native of New Orleans, Mitchell began his association with Lightstream after being recruited at the Savannah Film Festival by producer Lawrence Inglee. In the course of the past 5 years, he has worked his way up the ladder to manage all of the day-to-day operations and logistics of running Lightstream. In addition, White works closely on the coordination, production, and development of its projects, and served as Co-Producer of Max Rose. His other credits include films such as Waiting For the Miracle To Come and The Ticket.
MICHAEL KLASTORIN (Media Relations)
Michael has served as a production (unit) publicist on over 50 feature films, ranging from micro-budget independent to studio franchises. Those credits include such diverse fare as Swamp Thing, Witness, Back to the Future II and III, Lethal Weapon 2, The Last Boy Scout, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Star Trek Nemesis, Office Space, Zombieland, Easy A, and most recently, Cooties among many others. He has also been involved in the marketing and promotional stages of many of those titles. Klastorin came to Lightstream as the production publicist for Rampart, and served in the same capacity on Max Rose. He also spent several years as the Vice President of Production for Silver Pictures, overseeing such productions as Demolition Man, Lethal Weapon 3 and the Tales from the Crypt series for HBO.
PAUL PALANDJIAN (Consultant)
Paul Palandjian is a member of SAG-AFTRA and serves as a consultant and creative advisor to Lightstream. Mr. Palandjian’s background as a project visionary and patron of the arts provides unique perspective to Lightstream’s Chairman and projects. He has been instrumental in recruiting talent for projects and continues to add value as a Special Advisor to the company.
Previously, Mr. Palandjian was the principal and creative force behind internationally recognized development projects known for their Architecture and Design: These included the Nine Zero Hotel in Boston winner of Conde Nast Traveler “Best by Design Hotel, United States"
and Woodstock Farm (Woodstock, VT) – which won the Architectural Record “Record House Award”. He served on the Board and was a Founding Patron for the new Institute of Contemporary Art – Boston where he was also a member of the Collection Committee. Paul is a former Harvard Captain and world-ranked tennis player on the ATP Tour. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University.
JAMY WHELESS (LSA Co-founder/Animation Director/President)
Influenced by comic books and art, Jamy Wheless started drawing memorable characters in grammar school and never looked back. After graduating with a degree in Visual Arts from Auburn University in 1987, he worked as a freelance illustrator in Atlanta, Georgia, where his illustration ability led to assignments in storyboarding and traditional animation. Inspired by the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, Jamy turned his talents towards computer animation. He honed his digital skills working as an animator at one of the largest digital production facilities on the East Coast.In 1995, he caught the eye of George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic when his short film, Avery, premiered at SIGGRAPH. In 1996, he was hired by ILM to work on commercials as a technical director and character animator. In 2000, Jamy became a member of ILM’s feature production team, where he was a lead animator responsible for the character development and performances of Yoda for the Star Wars prequels and Davy Jones for the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Jamy is one of the co-founders of Lightstream Animation Studios. As President and Animation Director, he leads the team as they continue to bring great characters to life for commercials, television, and feature films. He is currently the Animation Supervisor for the feature film The Moon & the Sun.
JOHN HELMS (LSA Co-founder/Look & Lighting Director/VP)
John graduated from Oregon State University where he studied Engineering and Art. He has worked as a Graphic Designer and Senior Artist on broadcast graphics and commercials. John joined ILM in 1996 as a technical director, specializing in shading, lighting and compositing. He was a CG Supervisor on Star Wars Episode III and was responsible for the look development of Yoda and digital doubles as well as the planning, development and execution for a number of sequences that included Yoda, digital doubles and the lava planet Mustafar. He was also an integral part in the making of: Star Wars Episode 1, The Perfect Storm, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
At Lightstream Animation Studios John serves in overseeing the look & lighting department, development of proprietary software, and the pipeline of the studio. He is currently the VFX Supervisor for the feature film The Moon & the Sun.