Kelsey Oluk began her career as an actress for film and television in the award-winning film Ivadelle, which was directed by Nicole Dorsey and won best narrative short at the RiverRun International Film Festival. Shortly after Ivadelle, Oluk landed the starring role of Kim in the horror film Kennyville, which was directed by Brooks Hunter who is known for his films Happy Now, American Descent, Prepped for Life, Bed & Breakfast, and more.
The film begins with the mysterious disappearance of Oluk’s character Kim who is taken by a pseudo mad scientist and businessman named Adrian Black. After being ripped from the reality she knows viewers witness Oluk’s character undergo a series of transformations that are as drastic as they are frightening.
“[Kim] was probably the strangest character I’ve ever played,” admits Oluk. “She is brainwashed completely, has no attachment to her past and follows every word of her captor.”
As the film progresses viewers find out that Kim’s kidnapper Adrian has ties to a huge organization, which contracts him to produce brainwashed assassins.
“It was interesting to play a character that is now at the whim of another being, I approached it as if she had the naiveté of a child, she doesn’t know any better than following his every word,” says Kelsey Oluk.
Starring alongside Michael Scratch from Werewolves: The Dark Survivors, Anchor Baby, Perfect Game and the television shows Flashpoint, Nikita, and Forbidden Science, as well as Vanessa Broze from Anything Goes and The Devil in Me, and Dany Gehshan from Zombie Werewolves Attack!, Cold Blood and The Black Mamba, Kelsey Oluk’s performance in Kenneyville is a testament to her ability to play dynamic and challenging characters with the utmost believability.
Something that separates Oluk from most other actresses is the way she is able to get in tune with her body and create specific mannerisms and movements with subtlety within her characters, an ability Oluk developed through dance.
“Dancing is the perfect compliment to acting. With dancing you really get in tune with your body because it is your main form of expression. It brings a very natural physicality to acting,” explains Oluk.
As a dancer, Oluk has performed in countless music videos and stage performances including Feist’s video for the hit song “1234” which was also used by Apple in one of their iPod Nano commercials, as well as “Do It In The Dark” by The Balconies, “You Got It” by George Leach, and many more.