Directing is as much about working well with one’s team as it is about story. Keegan has proven herself to be a great team leader and a director who thrives on collaborating with her crew. Seen here with 1st AD Michael Bishop on the set of her most recent movie. (Photo: Craig Minielly)
Keegan has achieved many goals in her long career in film and TV, but ranks this among her proudest moments. Click the link below to her profile on directors.ca
Some video from the eye-popping recent showcase of VFX tech put on by DGCBC and ARCVFX. Truly exciting to see what amazing tech we have at our disposal as storytellers!
An avid reader, Keegan was delighted to be invited to champion *the* book that all of Canada (and everywhere) should read! This opportunity speaks to a lifetime dedicated to telling and discussing fantastic stories.
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Fascinated by what’s behind the scenes that we watch - what you see and what you don’t
This woman thrives on set!
Keegan loves storytelling in general, but has a special feel for thrillers and genre - perhaps from having worked on so many over her 20+ years as an actor. For her these types of shows allow creative license to play with visuals, angles and tones to enhance the emotional feel of the show. Working with a stellar cast including Sarah Jane Redmond (above), Erin Boyes and Madison Smith was a wonderful experience - especially as Keegan loves working with the actors to help craft the best performance for all.
Keegan was thrilled to be part of the DGC training initiative that allowed her to shoot on the virtual stage. She used the experience to play with what would feel incongruous in the vastness of the desert. Inspired by this exciting technology, she’s exploring further training to explore its myriad possibilities.
A view from behind the ‘brain bar’ which controls the environment.
Some BTS video of Keegan in action, directing a camera rehearsal on the set of her second feature length movie ‘Love Makes Scents’ (2021) One of Keegan’s favorite things about directing is its inherently collaborative nature and she loves being part of a creative team.
Love Makes Scents is a romantic comedy that brought a little Paris to the Vancouver film scene - which Keegan, who spent years there and is fluent in French, truly loved creating with her crew!
Shot during the coronavirus pandemic, this full- length feature aired in 2021 on A&E/Lifetime. A young mother awakens one morning to discover her baby daughter missing and she will stop at nothing to find her child. Starring Ali Leibert and Kirsten Robek (Reel One Entertainment)
In her first official, full-episode shadow, Keegan learned at the side of rapidly rising director Shannon Kohli, whose credits include Motherland, Supergirl and The Magicians, among others.
Chris Fisher has been extremely gracious in allowing Keegan to shadow him on multiple episodes across several seasons, including the season finales. He continues to support Keegan as she positions herself for this next phase of her career.
After 20+ years on set, Keegan recognizes the vital role that the Director of Photography plays and how important the relationship between the DOP and the director is to a successful shoot, so shadowing Jackson, with whom she worked for 6 season on Once, was a natural choice.
Extremely confident in her skills in script analysis and her innate ability to work with and speak the language of actors, Keegan continues to hone her technical skills through course work, study and further shadowing.
Courses of Study:
DGC Episodic TV Directors Workshop - completed May 2021
Sundance Collab: Directing: Visual Storytelling Course (Oct 2020)
Sundance Collab: Designing and Blocking a Scene Masterclass with Lesli Linka Glatter
Sundance Collab : Webinar: Brit Marling on the Art of Acting, Writing, and Collaboration
After twenty years of telling stories in front of the camera, Keegan has decided to continue her storytelling journey behind it for a change.
Keegan's award-winning short film 'The Girl/La Fille' is a story about a young girl who discovers a magical cabinet in the forest which transports her to 1920s France.
Written, directed and produced by Keegan Connor Tracy, it was co-produced by Ashley Alexander and Kendall Cross. Shot in anamorphic on ARRI Alexa by DOP Stewart Whelan, this film captures the magic and curiosity of childhood fairytales and features the lush beauty of British Columbia's forest landscapes.
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Poster design by Craig Clarke
"Keegan Connor Tracy, who is known for Disney Channel’s Descendants movies and the Final Destination franchise, has signed on to direct the indie feature The Beholder (Formerly Evil Eye). Ms. Tracy will produce alongside Citizen Skull Productions team of Mark Myers, Tammy Hunt, and Jamie Bradley. Written by Nick Morris (Becky), the film is about a former child star who, decades after its release, decides to watch the classic horror film she starred in as a child only to discover something terrifying awakening inside of her. Tracy’s recent credits include Bates Motel, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, and The Magicians." DEADLINE @deadline
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