Montréal born Elza Kephart graduated from Emerson College (Boston) with a BFA in Film Production and Screenwriting. She then returned to her hometown where she wrote and directed her first feature GRAVEYARD ALIVE – A ZOMBIE NURSE IN LOVE. Since its premiere in 2003 the film has screened in over 20 international film festivals and garnered numerous awards, including the prestigious Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the Slamdance Film Festival. GRAVEYARD ALIVE was picked up for DVD distribution by Maple Pictures, and international sales by Shoreline Entertainment.
Kephart since attended the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab, the TIFF Talent Lab, and the Berlinale Talent Campus. GO IN THE WILDERNESS is her second feature. She is currently developing several feature projects, including the vampire thriller SWEET BLOOD, and the slasher comedy SLAXXX, with Patricia Gomez Zlatar.