Kailey Spear plays the character of Sophie in Spiral.
Kailey is an actor as well as a director and a writer.
She is originally from Bowen Island, BC. Her passion for storytelling has always been strong. She started acting at a local theatre school (Tir-na-nOg) at age eight. Her first role was in a production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe where she played a Beaver and a Dryad. Even though she was a super shy kid, she loved acting! That love has never, and never will, leave her.
The love for acting and the art of storytelling that was cultivated at the theatre school prompted her to expand into film. Since starting to act, she has also developed as a writer and director. She attended the four year film program at Simon Fraser University and graduated with honours in 2012. She attended alongside her twin sister, Sam. Kailey and Sam now co-direct their films.
Bringing Hamlet”to screen (with a female Hamlet!) has been a dream of theirs for many years. In 2014, they directed a stage production in Vancouver to workshop their ideas of modernization and gender-bending. It was very well received. Since closing the stage production, the sisters have completed their screenplay adaptation. It’s a passion of theirs to get it up on screen!
The sisters are also currently developing a number of other screenplays. Their most recent short film was the winner of the “New Voices of the Twilight Saga” competition hosted by Lionsgate, Facebook, and WIF-LA. Over 1300 screenplay pitches were submitted from across North America and The Mary Alice Brandon File, written by the Spear Sisters, was selected to be produced along with 5 other winners. The twins, along with 150 other directors, then pitched to direct. They won again. The film was eventually viewed over 6 million times by fans all over the world and was awarded top prize by the esteemed panel of judges.
Last year the sisters were recognized by WIFTV-Vancouver with a Spotlight Award.
Kailey’s first love has always been acting though. Other shows, apart from Spiral, you can catch her in are Supernatural, Bates Motel, and the soon to be released feature Scorched Earth.