KELSY LUA

[EDITOR & FILMMAKER ]

BIO

Kelsy Lua was born and raised in the Philippines. She has earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Business in Boston University. She pursued her Master's degree from USC's Film and TV Production Program with a focus in Editing. 


Kelsy edited numerous short films that was selected to film festivals and won awards. The short film, "On The Clock" was screened at the HollyShorts Film Festival and at the Creative Mind Group showcase at Cannes Film Festival 2019. The film also won the Best Narrative Short Award at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival.


Her love for storytelling as an editor inspired her to edit a short documentary called "Breach of Trust", which received First Look Industry Award for Best Documentary, and was selected at the AFI Fest: Meet the Press 2020. Her most recent films screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Film Festival.

 

With Kelsy's passion of both psychology and film, she has found a profound connection between the two, and was able to transmit them into creating films that can both empower and inspire people.

Kelsy takes every opportunity to collaborate creatively and universally while she strives to make films that tackle the complexity of human experiences, cultural divides, familial relationships, and conflicts that speak to both Asian and Western audiences.