Kelsey McGee (she/her/hers) is an LA-based writer, director, and producer. In 2019, she graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and minors in both Creative Writing and Faith, Peace, and Justice. While at BC, her writing and poetry were published in various New England-based literary journals. Kelsey received the "Salmanowitz Grant for Moral Courage in Film" for her documentary thesis, The Art of Reconciliation, which follows the intersection of art, conflict, and peace-making efforts in Belfast & Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. After graduating, Kelsey moved to the Bay Area, where she worked as a crisis services advocate for survivors of gender-based violence.
Kelsey is currently pursuing her MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. A lifelong dancer, Kelsey directed Danceable, a USC thesis-level graduate film following three dancers with disabilities, which has been featured at the Cucalorus Film Festival, ReelAbilities Pittsburgh, DanceCamera West, the Cleveland International Film Festival, and the New Jersey International Film Festival. She is producing Renacer, a USC thesis film about finding community after abortion. Renacer was the recipient of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative "Reproductive Rights Accelerator."
Kelsey is deeply passionate about the transformative power of truth-telling through art. She is focused on telling strong female-focused narratives.