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. She was selected as one of the interns for the ACE (American Cinema Editors) Internship program 2020. 


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 USC's First Look Industry Award for Best Documentary, and was recently shortlisted for BAFTA's Student Awards 2020. It was also selected at the AFI Fest: Meet the Press 2020.

 

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.