Prior to her life as a writer, Kaser worked as a lifeguard, brewery worker, horse guide, and parole counselor, all of which laid the foundation for her skillful ability to meld drama with comedy. For her writing accomplishments, which span television, film, and the worldwide web, Stacey Kaser is receiving TheWIFTS Foundation Screenwriter Award 2011.
Stacey began her career in visual arts, working as a graphic designer and then as a publications editor for the Edmonton Art Gallery in Alberta, Canada. She simultaneously championed Canadian culture, writing freelance articles and columns on the film and TV industry.
Her first job in screenwriting came through her mentor Phil Savath, who created the 1980s television series "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick." Her duties included finding archival television shows and digging up proof that the A Bomb was a bona fide issue in 1960s Canada. This was to convince CBC executives that they should do an episode about nuclear fear. She found the proof, and the episode was filmed.
In 1989, Stacey began an internship during the second season of the iconic CBC drama North of 60, set in a fictional reservation in Northern Canada North Of 60. The Executive Story editor who hired her full time was none other than Hart Hansen, an acclaimed Canadian writer who went on to create the hit series "Bones."
Stacey has had the priviledge of writing and story editing for some of the most admired show runners in Canada. These include creators of the adventure romantic comedy, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy based on a popular series of books by Rich Hobson, and the highly acclaimed youth series, Madison.
Stacey has written in a range of genres including drama, comedy, science fiction, adventure, fantasy, and even a serialized drama for teenagers. She has been twice nominated for the Writer's Guild of Canada's Top Ten Awards and is currently the British Columbia delegate to the WGC. In that capacity she has campaigned governments and funding agencies to support indigenous productions.
Stacey began exploring the Internet as a medium in 1999, when she created a television series and website based on an experimental Internet novel called Bad Hall Director. In 2008 she teamed up with comedians and playwrights to create a comic website called rantingparent.com. She has executive produced more than 30 web videos, blogs and podcasts for a site that celebrates the frustrations of parenting.
Stacey is currently collaborating on a stage play, 31 Conversations With My Mother, a comic look at the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. She is also working on a novel and several television series. To relax she practices Vinyasa yoga, cross-country running, Buddhist mediation, and is a dedicated consumer of dark chocolate.