I am Ellie
I’m a college freshman and a graduate of the Media Arts department of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. I’m a passionate writer and filmmaker and want to inspire the world through my art. Please check out some of my portfolio below or explore my site to learn more about me.
Writer, director, editor
This is a scene from the middle of my high school thesis film, the final piece I made at NOCCA. The story so far is this: Holly has just spent another Bible study fantasizing about Alice in a way that’s a bit more than friendly. Alice takes her out for one final lunch before she leaves for college, and things begin to unravel. I wrote the screenplay in my junior year, and ended up putting about 6 months of work into the script alone. Most of my senior year was dedicated to pre-producing, shooting, and editing the film. It is the longest film I have ever completed.
Kylie Ferguson President Honors Documentary
Writer, director, cinematographer, editor
President Honors are awarded yearly for the most outstanding student in every department and Level 2 Media Arts students create documentaries about each award winner. My partner and I created this film to commemorate Kylie Ferguson from the Musical Theater department, which was screened during NOCCA’s President Awards ceremony.
Cacophony of Self
Writer, editor, sound
A short experimental self portrait made by combining old home videos and some of my short writing pieces. This was my first piece that utilized multi-layered audio, which makes it stand out from my other, more traditional work.
“Shack in The Woods” Excerpt
This a three page excerpt from feature length film I’m in the process of writing. It’s about two teenagers who discover a ghost their age living in a shack in the woods behind their houses. They befriend the ghost and he offers them advice on how to be popular in school. One teen, Connor, takes the advice, but the other, Layla, does not. Their friendship starts to fracture as Connor begins to pursue popularity above all else. Will Connor see the error of his ways? Can Layla talk some sense into him? Why is the ghost influencing him like this? I’m not sure, I haven’t written the end yet. However, you can find a few answers and greater context in the extended version on my writing page, linked below.