Filmmaking Team


Ellie is an award-winning director, writer & producer of animated, fiction & documentary films, which have screened at the Berlin Film Festival & over a hundred festivals worldwide. She was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She is a five-time National Emmy Award nominee & won the 2009 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. As a storyteller, her performances for The Moth have been featured on NPR’s “The Moth Radio Hour,” the “Best of the Moth” CD box set, and at venues such as the MoMA in NY. She is a 2013 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive Fellow. She also proudly serves on the Board of the non-profit Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.


Marcus has produced a variety of film and television projects, including work for the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens which presents new work by accomplished and up-and-coming documentary filmmakers. A graduate of the American Film Institute, Cano is currently teaching filmmaking at the Art Institute of Atlanta.


An accomplished cinematographer in fiction and documentary, Matthew has worked in both film and television for series including the Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens. Comfortable with both film and digital, Blute’s technical prowess was recently evidenced by his supervision of the stereographic (3-D) process for Michael Bay’s Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and Fedor Bondarchuk’s Stalingrad.


Anne lives and works in Los Angeles as a cinematographer in feature film, television and documentary. Anne’s recent credits include the feature film Return, written & directed by award-winning filmmaker and artist, Liza Johnson, and starring Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon and John Slattery. Return was the only US film to premiere in the Director’s Fortnight at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was theatrically released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Anne and Liza’s past projects have screened in film festivals and art venues around the world including, the Museum of Modern Art, the Pompidou Center, opening night at the New York Film Festival, and at the Vienna Short Film Festival (2010) where the latest short film, IN THE AIR, won best film at the festival.