Elza Kephart

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Elza Kephart
Born Canada
Occupation film director, film producer, and screenwriter
Website Fantastical Filmmaker

Elza Kephart, is Canadian filmmaker, from Montreal, Quebec. She owns her own production company, Midnight Kingdom Films.

Career[edit]

Kephart's first feature film was Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love, which she wrote, directed, and produced. The film was well received by critics,[1][2][3] who appreciated its camp horror and modern feminist motifs, while at the same time evoking the traditional days of black and white, Techniscope wide-screen. Since its premiere in 2003 the film has screened in over 20 international film festivals and garnered numerous awards,[citation needed] as well as being picked up for distribution and international sales.

In 2005, Kephart provided computer support for The Greatest Game Ever Played. In 2006 she was assistant to Tony Goldwyn while he directed The Last Kiss. She also appeared in a 2009 documentary Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror.

In 2013, Kephart released her latest film, Go Into the Wilderness, shot in Quebec’s remote North Shore.

Awards[edit]

Kephart was nominated at the 2005 Cinevagas B-Movie film festival for:[4]

  • Best B Movie
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay

Filmography[edit]

Director
Year Film Genre Other notes
2002 Naughty Soxxx TV series
2003 Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love Feature film Slamdance Film Festival- Best Cinematography
2006 Beyond the Pearly Gates of Ill-Repute Short film Fantasia Festival-Premier co-directed with Elizabeth Lawrence
2013 Go in the Wilderness Feature film Festival du nouveau cinéma-Montréal-Official Selection
Writer
Year Title Genre Notes
2002 Naughty Soxxx TV series
2003 Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love Feature film
2006 Beyond the Pearly Gates of Ill-Repute Short film
2013 Go in the Wilderness Feature film

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