Chelsey Jay
Independent filmmaker, actor and media maker based in Cairns.

Summary

  • Emerging Filmmaker with film 'Hooked' winning two awards at the 2018 Understory Film Festival
  • Acting credits in locally made films including dramas, science-fiction, art house genres
  • Arts Marketing specialist (publicist, writer, social media/web content creator, design)
  • Active in the Creative Industries for over seven years

 

Films

  • Kick (2019) | Music Video for Greta Stanley
  • Hooked (2018) | Winner Best Documentary & People's Choice awards, Understory Film Festival (2018)
  • But, It was (2013) | Official Selection, Understory Film Festival (2014)
  • Inseparable (2012) | Official Selection, Understory Film Festival (2014)
  • Bus Stop (2012) | Screening, Into the Light Exhibition (2012)

 

Professional Development | Film

  • Writing for Stage and Screen | Rubi Zack
  • Digital Video | Dr. Russell Milledge
  • Creative Writing | Chrystopher Spicer
  • Sirens, Queens and Studs: Screening Gender | Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
  • Digital Media Tools | Dr. Russell Milledge 


Acting Experience (last 5 years)
 

  • "Abigail", Anna (2018) | Rayner Productions | Winner Runner up Best Film, Understory Film Festival (2018)
  • "Student", Trinity Auto Group TV Commercial (2017) | Suasive
  • "Sarah" Lead, Voyage (2017) | Rayner Productions | Official Selection, Understory Film Festival (2017)
  • "Sophie" Lead, Fifteen Years (2015) | Rayner Productions / Ring of Fire Productions | Winner Best International Film, The Bridgewater Film Festival UK, Screening Centre of Contemporary Arts (2015), Official Selection, Port Shorts Film Festival (2015)
  • Various roles (2013) | JUTE Theatre Conference
  • "Rose" Lead, The Blood (2013) | Cinecat | Screening Crate 59 (2013)
  • "Ella" Lead, The Threesome (2013) | Creative Development / New Works Department, JUTE Theatre Company

 

Professional Development | Acting

  • The Actor's Studio - Screen Acting | Aaron Fa'Aoso
  • Contemporary Performance | Sue Hayes
  • Australian Stage | Anthony Ring
  • Improvisation and Acting Techniques | Sue Hayes

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (2013) James Cook University, Cairns Campus

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