Atlanta-based production rental and post house Cloud to Ground has hired Keelan Bearden to lead the production services division. Cloud to Ground’s independent rental house offers camera and audio packages, grip, electric, space rentals, and everything needed for productions. In his new role, Bearden will serve as equipment manager overseeing all facets of operations for equipment rental for feature films, television series, and branded entertainment.
Bearden comes to Cloud to Ground from MBS Equipment Company, where he was rental manager for Georgia operations. Projects he managed include Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Stranger Things season 1, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp,Rampage, True Detective season 3, Black Panther, Spiderman Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End Game, The Watchmen, Lady and the Tramp, and Zombieland 2: Double-Tap.
“As we continue to build Cloud to Ground, bringing in the best in the industry to manage operations is key to our growth,” says Chief Operating Officer Scott Thigpen. “With Keelan’s experience and oversight, Cloud to Ground will continue to provide the best production equipment at the most affordable prices in Georgia. His team will manage all facets of production; giving the industry a trusted partner to rely on.”
Prior to MBS, Bearden was a rental agent for Hollywood Rentals, where he was responsible for building quotes and managing sub-rentals for feature films and television shows; repairing lights, cable, power distribution, and grip equipment. His projects included The Walking Dead(2 seasons), Dumb and Dumber-er, and Taken 3.
Cloud to Ground offers state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive services to help productions thrive. The company, based in West Midtown Atlanta, is a one-stop shop for any production and post-production needs, offering more than a dozen fully equipped edit suites for offline and conform editing, dynamic sound mixing, and high-caliber color correction. All rooms are networked to a shared media server ensuring that projects can be efficiently completed by professional editors, sound designers, or colorists in the timeframe needed. In addition, Cloud to Groundoffers everything from camera and lens packages to grip and electric gear to rental vehicles and a green screen insert stage.