Liz Ellis
 

screenwriter, producer

LIZ ELLIS

SELECTED Experience

writers’ pa, guilty party, funny or die / cbs glendale, ca — july-Present

Volunteer Writing Mentor, 826la Los Angeles, CA — march-Present

writers’ pa, Wu AssassinsSanta Monica, CAJune-October 2018

  • Office PA in writers’ room under showrunner John Wirth.

  • Covered Showrunner’s desk and note-taking for Writers’ Assistant.

Writer, BORISLAVSeattle, WAseptember 2018

  • Another 48 Hour Film Project, taking Best In Block and overall Runner Up.

Volunteer Writing Mentor, WRITEGIRL Los Angeles, CA — october 2018-Present

  • Work with teen girls in weekly sessions and monthly workshops.

  • Sit on Education Committee, developing curriculum.

Producer/Editor, The Bhama ShowSeattle, WA2016

Writer, Life SocksSeattle, WA 2015

  • Won Audience Favorite and Best in City during the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project.

Director of Education, Bainbridge Performing ArtsBainbridge Island, WA2015-2018

  • Oversaw staffing, curricula, training, scheduling etc. for 6-8 classes per quarter.

  • Wrote 3-12 plays per year as required for student performances.

  • Produced three showcases and a major musical annually.

Director/Editor, The EDGE At The Movies — Bainbridge Island, WA — 2014

Co-Founder/Programming Director, Seattle Web FestSeattle, WA — 2014-2018

  • Also managed transition year as festival was taken over by Seattle International FF.

Freelance Video Producer, Honey Toad Seattle, WA 2012-2017

Writer/Director/Producer, WRECKED — Bainbridge Island, WA — 2012-2013

  • Nominated Best Comedy, Writing, won Best Directing, Indie Series Awards, 2013.

  • Won two Bronze-level Telly awards, 2013.

  • Won Outstanding Series and Outstanding Writing, LA Webfest, 2013.

  • Nominated Best Comedy, Writing, and Editing, Indie Series Awards 2014.

  • Visit lizellis.work/wrecked to view complete list of awards.

 

References for all projects available upon request, as well as letters of recommendation from Dinah Manoff and Cheryl Cain.

 
 
LA living
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Directing WRECKED
 


Education

hampshire college, amherst, MA

BA: NARRATIVE MEDIA

Self-determined study of play, screen, and literary writing, as well as multi-media production. Interviewed web series creators and platform innovators for thesis paper, as well as writing and completing pre-production on my own series, WRECKED

Graduated May 2012.

Directing actors in  WRECKED

Directing actors in WRECKED

At the 2014 Hollyweb Awards with Matt Clarke.

At the 2014 Hollyweb Awards with Matt Clarke.

SELECTED Awards

2019 Screencraft pilot launch

Vermilion, (a script I adapted from the molly tanzer book of the same name,) was a semifinalist, placing it in the top 8% of entries.

2018 seattle 48 hour film project

Borislav, which I co-wrote, took three awards, including best in block and runner-up overall.

2017 indie series awards

The Bhama Show, a sketch and standup series written by and starring Bhama Roget was nominated for four awards. I tagged along as I had produced and directed the show, and was personally nominated for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy. We didn't win anything, and got kinda hammered.

2015 seattle 48 hour film project

I co-penned the overall winner, life socks, which also took audience favorite in its block and best actor.

2014 amy award for emerging artists

every year, the amy award is presented to a promising local artist under 35 by the arts & humanities council of bainbridge island, wa. Previous winners include Jherek Bischoff and dove cameron.

2013 & 2014 indie series awards

WRECKED was nominated for six awards, including best writing, an honor I would have shared with Gabriel Carbajal, and best comedy series. We won two awards, including mine as best director of a comedy.

THe next year WRECKED was again nominated in several categories, including best writing and best comedy. Two of our actresses were winners.

2013 TELLY AWARDS

WRECKED garnered bronze statuettes in the comedy and low budget categories for online video.

Contact

Email: lizellislizellis@gmail.com
Phone: 360.550.2539
Address: jefferson park los angeles, CA

Onstage at a SIFF/SWF event in 2017.

Onstage at a SIFF/SWF event in 2017.

At LA Web Fest 2013 with Issa Rae.

At LA Web Fest 2013 with Issa Rae.