Carpenters union for Habitat for Humanity

The blustering heat does not stop the Carpenters union from volunteering  building housing for Habitat for Humanity. Shot, edited and produced for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.

The Barbara Gittings Marker Dedication

Barbara Gittings (July 31, 1932 – February 18, 2007) was a prominent American activist for gay equality. She resided in Philadelphia with her partner Kay Lahusen.

Producer, Kelly Burkhardt, Cinematographer/Editor Peter Lien

Philadelphia Carpenters Museum Opening

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters celebrates the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Philadelphia Museum on June 1, 2016.

Producer/Editor - Kelly Burkhardt, Cinematographer - Peter Lien

History Lesson: William Way LGBT Community Center

Shot, edited and produced this vignette for G Philly Magazine

The Center of Y: Dhairya Pujara

The center of Y is the story of a 25-year-old social entrepreneur and his journey from graduating with a Masters in a private university in Philadelphia to working in a rural hospital in Mozambique, Africa. It is this journey that challenged his conventional classroom education while trying to solve some of the toughest problems in the developing world. This led him to work on his startup Ycenter, headquartered in Philadelphia. This film shows his relationships with his communities in Africa and how some Philadelphia leaders as well as some global leaders are supporting this organization. Most importantly, it shows WHY he cared to create this Ycenter.

Winner: Philadelphia DoGooder Audience Award

Producers: Dhairya Pujara & Kelly A. Burkhardt                                        Co-Producer: Ryan Suits                                                                      Written & Directed by Kelly Burkhardt                                                Director of Photography: Zachary Robbin                                            Sound: Martin Olaya-Ferraro                                                          Animation: Atomic Cheesecake Productions                                        Edited by Kelly A. Burkhardt & Calvin B. Woodruff                           

Special Thanks to Drexel University's URBN Center and Benjamin's Desk

William Way LGBT Community Center's 40th Anniversary

A collection of Philadelphia's community members, organizers, staff and board members reflect on William Way LGBT Community Center's 40 years.