Kelsey Egan graduated from Vassar College with General Honours and BA degrees in Neuroscience & Behaviour and Drama. Her directing thesis received the Molly Thacher Kazan Memorial Prize for distinction in the theatre arts. She subsequently gained experience on film sets in New York, and then Beijing.
In May 2007, Kelsey moved to South Africa. After four years working on film sets in Johannesburg, she set up her production company, Crave Pictures, in Cape Town.
Kelsey has written on numerous TV series, including the 6-part TV adaptation of Deon Meyer’s bestselling thriller, Trackers, commissioned by Africa’s Multichoice, German pubcaster ZDF and picked up by HBO Cinemax.
To broaden her scope as a director, she has also worked professionally as a stunt performer, VFX producer, AD, producer and actress. Her credits include Warrior, Raised by Wolves, Bloodshot, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Dark Tower, Eye in the Sky, The Giver, Zulu, Mad Max: Fury Road, and District 9.
Kelsey’s directorial debut - "Gargoyle" [26 min, S16mm] - was nominated for a 2010 South African Film & Television Award for Best Short Film. Selected for screening at 16 International Film Festivals, the film was picked up for distribution by Shorts International and IndieFlix.
Her first feature, Glasshouse, premiered at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest in 2021.https://kelseyegan.com