Everett Kelsey

“Who knows where thoughts, feelings, and inspiration come from?” Everett questions, regarding his foreign language short film, “Grosse Auge” (Large Eye), after it being selected to play in the Anarchy Shorts program, of the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. “Walking down an alley one morning amongst the homeless with my dog, Oliver, I was consumed by the feeling I tried re-capturing in my video.” Unaware of the role he’d be offered in the following days, he comments, “I was dumbfounded…Participating in Stella’s first film, with my mentor-hero, Tony, is one of the most profound experiences of my life.” He shares in response to a question about his role as, Michael Davis, in Stella Hopkins’, wife of, “Tony”…Sir. Anthony (master craftsman) Hopkins, directorial debut, “Elyse”. Prior to this, Everett took a break from actively pursuing acting roles, to find and recreate himself, after a devastating unexpected breakup with his wife of several years. It was during these years of transformation and pain where he claimed to have surrendered his will and life to the care of God, and immersed himself in Sanford Meisner’s technique of acting. Prior to removing himself from the industry, he had made notable appearances on “General Hospital”, before being pulled to table of Dir. Jon Favreau’s, “Dinner for Five”, amongst Hollywood legends Dom DeLuise and Peter Falk, and landing his roll as “Becky’s Father” on, “Heroes” after arriving in Los Angeles from hometown Manhattan, New York. Frustrated by the array of cliché characters submitted to him, he had begun producing commercial short films to showcase his talent as an actor. His first short “Sleeper” led to a nomination in 2007’s Hollywood Black Film Festival’s category, “Black Men In Film”. “Sunset”, a beautifully haunting martial arts experimental music video soon followed; before “Fury”, a short film based on Marvel’s character, Nick Fury which he scribed. Obsessed with a storyline inspired by an old abandoned restaurant he stumbled upon during a location scout; Everett wrote, produced, and debuted as the director of his art-house, atmospheric feature length romantic psychological thriller, “Shi”. Parallel to his activities with moving images during this time, Everett wrote and publish his novel, “Ular Senduk”, which has been in line to be broken into three stand-alone screenplays under the working title, “Damon Tyler Dead or Alive”.