My name is Elspeth Keller and I’m going to go ahead and write my bio in the first person.
I grew up in Marin County, California – and had no idea how beautiful it was and how good I had it until I moved to South Central to go to school.
At USC, I studied theatre and journalism. My college accomplishments included writing a dating column called “Sex and the ‘SC” for the school newspaper, and winning the “Comedic Acting Award” for the role of a crazy Swede in a main stage play – which was especially cool because the award came with money.
After I graduated, I wrote a short called “Before Breakfast” in which I played Grace Kelly (an equally awesome and terrifying experience). We won Best Short at WorldFest Houston and the Accolade Competition. And best of all, it’s in development to become a series.
I also wrote a screenplay called THE PROS AND CONS, which quarter-finaled in the Nicholl competition, and then got optioned. Dreams became realities when Nora Ephron read it. She sent notes saying that it was “very much something women will like,” and about a month later, she suddenly died. I would very much like to get the movie made – and dedicate it to Nora.
I live in LA with my boyfriend. We currently co-parent his 10-yr-pit bull, Bella.