Kelsey Sante hails from a suburb just outside the freezing, but wildly funny city of Chicago, Illinois, where she attended Columbia Chicago. Kelsey studied Cinema Arts + Science with a minor in acting, and spent nights and weekends as a member of the Second City Works film crew.

     Her six-minute thesis film, Reach , was selected to play at the TCL "Grauman's" Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of    Dances With Films Festival. The film artfully told the story of a young woman who suffered from panic attacks.

She has worked under director Spike Lee ( Do The Right Thing, Blackkklansman ) and assisted writer/director Jessica Bendinger ( Bring it On, Stick It ).

     In 2017, she was the winner of Women In Film's annual writing competition for Public Service Announcements. This afforded her the opportunity to produce her winning script under Executive Producer, Ali Brown (Beyonce's Formation). The PSA was the winner of a Telly Award. She’s since directed commercials for national brands including Facebook, WhoSay and Brita as well as several short narrative films.

     Her short film, Family Portrait , told a domestic violence story through a child's painting that came to life in Virtual Reality. It was one of five selected to screen at the 2017 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY).

     Kelsey is a fresh writing and directing voice on the rise and excited to be working with Kaley Cuoco, Suzanne McCormack & the team from Yes, Norman Productions on I'm Not My Friend Anymore, a half-hour comedy from Warner Brothers Entertainment. 


She'd like to thank her dog Lucy for being a good dog almost everyday.




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