Directed by Carly Starr Brullo-Niles
Welcome to Oceanside, California! San Diego’s North Shore, Oceanside is a classic California beach community with its warm sandy beaches, historic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village complete with unlimited water sports and recreation. Offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle, visitors still experience the casual spirit that made Southern California’s beach culture legendary. The Gateway to San Diego, Oceanside is also central to Southern California’s famous attractions including LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld, Disneyland, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. With its year round sunny climate, and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world. For more information, go to visitoceanside.org.
Carly’s first job in film was as a cameraperson at KOCT TV at just 19 years old. Carly’s award winning creativity caught the attention of local media for her work both radio on-air and varies film projects. Straight out of college, Carly was offered a position writing, directing & producing on-air content & commercials for the groundbreaking independent radio stations 91X FM & XTRA AM SPORTS. During her tenure as Production Director, Carly headed up all on-air campaigns for Local, National & International companies, which lead her department to numerous advertising awards & national acclaim.
After great success in radio and writing & directing for local television, Carly focused her goal to work on films in Hollywood. Moving her career to LA, Carly created and critiqued numerous television treatments, screenplays, pilots & tv ads while freelancing as a thriving writer/director. She has collaborated with worldwide forces like Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, MTV & VH1 and continually worked side by side with Hollywood’s most influential writers, directors, dp’s, producers and talent.
After having a miracle child, Carly left her career in Los Angeles and moved to Oceanside, CA to raise her son and to be closer to family. In 2005, Carly started Love Machine Films with the idea to create a company that would use her talents to make a difference in the world.
Under Carly’s passionate direction, many of LMF’s projects have been for non-profit organizations. The American Cancer Society chose Love Machine to capture The Society’s mission nationwide, which is seen by millions of people each year. Her dedication to making a difference has lead Love Machine Films into the fight against various humanitarian efforts like Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention, Mama’s Kitchen, New Haven Youth Services, IJM Human Trafficking and Habitat for Humanity. Her non-profit work with “Surf Aid: A Mission to Save Lives” was nominated for the best short film category at Sundance/X-Dance 2007.
Carly also wrote, directed and edited the award winning feature documentary, The Nasty Terrible TKID-170: Julius Cavero. Her thought provoking doc, Love is the Answer, has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary in San Diego and is swiftly placing in film festivals all around the country. The vintage surf doc, King of Pavones, is finishing up in Post Production with an industry buzz surrounding its fall release.
This year Carly was also recognized by the San Diego Film Community for her career efforts and became the inaugural recipient of The Women In Film Award.
In This Program: A Magical Experience, Facing North, The List, A Day at the Lafayette Hotel, A Red Trolley Show, In a Parallel World, In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles: Built in Sun, Jordan Hates the San Diego Film Awards, Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, My San Diego, The Thirst is Real, Trastes (Dishes), Undocumented, Visit Oceanside