Chelsie Preston Crayford has been working as an actor for more than 30 years. In that time she has won numerous awards, including a Logie for her portrayal of Tilly Devine in UNDERBELLY: RAZOR, and an AACTA for THE CODE. Most recently she has appeared in THE LUMINARIES, SAVAGE, BABY DONE, THE PANTHERS, Netflix's global hit THE ROYAL TREATMENT and comedy feature NUDE TUESDAY.
As a filmmaker, her second short FALLING UP won Best NZ Short at New Zealand International Film Festival in 2018 and screened at multiple film festivals including in competition at MIFF. Her third short IMPOSTER won her the Emerging Director Award at SF Shorts. She is currently writing her first feature 'Caterpillar', and is attached to direct Abby Howell's feature debut, 'Standing Up'.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand