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Empowering creators, Innovating media.


Who We Are.

Two guys, one creative vision...

Bringing ideas to life through captivating content.

We're a media company founded by Ian Gillen and Carl Essa in Raleigh, North Carolina. Half Melted specializes in nightlife, musician, and restaurant media coverage. With over 10 years combined experience in shooting and editing, our team has worked with countless artists to establish the "Half Melted" lifestyle. We want to work with you, not just for you. 

We take pride in providing the media artists want and need through extensive pre-production planning and curating. At the end of the day, we all want to have something of quality to highlight our craft. Especially if it's a little melted.

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Ian Gillen

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