Kailee McGee is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, and writer. She makes art for screens of all sizes and real life too. Her work frequently blurs the line between reality and fiction and life and art. In 2024, Kailee premiered her new motion picture, Can, at the SXSW Film Festival, which won the Audience Award for best narrative short film. Kailee’s latest music video, My Idea, was also an official selection at SXSW this year.

Kailee has directed numerous commercials, music videos, short films, and long films. Her cinematic experience, The Idea of a You, premiered on NOWNESS in 2022 after being featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2019, Kailee garnered attention with her multi-faceted role as writer, director, producer, and performer in her celebrated short film, The Person I Am When No One Is Looking, which premiered on Vulture.

Kailee was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Laguna Beach, California. She studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in Los Angeles.


TFC | The Framework Collective Zach Carlisle & Ellie Klein

CAA | Creative Artists Agency Rob Coleman


My Idea - YACHT

It’s a painful process being an idea waiting to be brought to life, waiting to become real. Many ideas never make it. With this music video, I dared myself to express the messy, surreal experience of my own creative process — the confusion of discovering My Idea’s meaning amidst the human day-to-day, the responsibility of bringing My Idea to life, and the magic of discovering that somehow, all along, some ideas know exactly who they are meant to be.

A motion capture actor struggles to reconcile his identity with the unrecognizable version of himself he portrays onscreen.

Alex Karpovsky, Claire L. Evans, Jona Bechtolt, Rob Kieswetter, Kailee McGee

Available on Vimeo
Also available on Youtube

Offical Selection SXSW 2024

Artist: YACHT
Music Video 
Runtime: 6 minutes

© Kailee McGee 2024