Chelsea Woods is a writer-director from Los Angeles, CA with a passion for connecting the world through the medium of film. She is a graduate of The University of Chicago, where her thesis film, Elevated, received honors.

She began her career in film and television working on director Ava DuVernay's second feature film, Middle of Nowhere. She continued to work in production on television shows including Touch, Criminal Minds and Jane the Virgin.

In 2015, Chelsea was one of the ten participants of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women where she wrote and directed Fog. The short is currently on the festival circuit where it has screened as a part of the official selection at this year’s New Voices in Black Cinema, Maryland Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival and the Black Harvest Film Festival.

Chelsea is currently in post-production on a documentary short on Instagram and the rise of native advertising currently titled #HowToBeABadB*tch. 

Photo by Marianne Williams.