Chelsea Muscat

Director / Writer/ Cinematographer / Photographer

New York, New York, United States

Chelsea Muscat is a queer, immigrant filmmaker originally from the island of Gozo in Malta. She graduated from the SUNY Purchase Film BFA in 2020 in NY where she received the Sol Turell award for her outstanding thesis film, Searching for the Wave. Her film was also nominated for best student narrative short with NFFTY and a semi-finalist with Flickers Rhode Island film festival and Dumbo Film Festival. She often explores themes of abandonment through mother-daughter relationships, childhood trauma, and LGBTQ+ relationships in fiction, documentary, and experimental film. Her work is often very personal, poetic, and very subjective while moving through streams of memories in order to understand the things that are often hard to grasp clearly in our lives. Additionally, she has an ongoing photo series titled "Mommy Nervosa" that has been published by Feature Shoot magazine depicting her mother's mental illness and anorexia.