Elle’s passion for film and TV started with her first visit to LA’s Universal Studios when she was 11 years old.
This fascination with the ‘making of’ films led her to join a Young Film-makers group when she was at school. Here she learned about make docos, video clips and TV interviews. She also joined St Martin’s Youth Theatre to learn about acting.
Elle went on to major in film studies as a part of her university BA Degree. She learned to make film clips and short films, as well as starring in some of them.
During her overseas backpacking travels she experienced work on a film set in Egypt before gaining a job in Soho, London with an editing company. Elle spent two years experiencing both the production and post production side of films, TV commercials and music videos.
After 4 years away Elle finally arrived home in Melbourne only to get itchy feet after 4 days. She moved to Sydney where she worked as a freelance production assistant and assistant director on hundreds of big budget TVC’s, music videos, short films. Elle also worked on Babe II as an additional assistant director.
After another stint of traveling Elle returned to Melbourne. Here she started Production Managed numerous TVC’s, Production Managed on the feature film ‘Max’s Dreaming (Deeper Than Blue)’, and AD’s on numerous TVC’s, films and TV shows, before gaining a full time position as a Producer for an animation company. Elle produced TVCs, short animation films and video game cinematics such as Jurassic Park and Mission Impossible II.
Elle then produced a short film with that was screened at the St Kilda film festival.
Elle was then offered a full time position at Tribal Film as Clara Chong’s producer, as well as other directors. Since then Elle has Produced full time for Snapper Screen Productions, freelanced on various productions and Agency produced for various Advertising Agencies. In 2010 Elle produced the Apple Australia shoot with The Film Bakery, which included locations in Sydney, Uluru and Byron Bay.
The Coaching Institiue Relationship Marketing.
2009- 11 Business and Executive coaching
RMIT University Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Communications – (6 x High
2003- 05 Distinctions, 1 x Distinction, 1 x tba)
CAM Certificate Landsdowne College, London (communications, advertising and marketing)
1994 – 95
BA Degree LaTrobe University, Melbourne
1989- 92 Film Studies (major) Wrote, shot and edited 13 min. Graduate Film
Freelance Producer (2006 – present) – worked with The Film Bakery, George Patterson Y&R, The Boiler Room, Publicis Link (Mojo)
Producer (2004 – 2005) – Snapper Screen Productions; produced for directors Michael Metzner and Peter Pilley
Producer (2003 – 2005) – Tribal Films; produced for directors Clara Chong, Michael Metzner, Peter Pilley
Producer (2002 – 2003) – Act 3 Animation
Producer (2002) – short film; Director- James Wan (who went on and did ‘Saw’ films)
Freelance PM, AD, Casting and PA (2000 – 2001)– ‘The Carnival is Over’ (short) – Lizette Atkins Productions; Queen of The Damned (feature – worked in AD department and casting) – DQ productions; Horrace & Tina; Crash Zone, Halifax (TV shows)
Production Manager (2001) – Deeper Than Blue/ Max’s Dreaming (Feature film) – director Sandra Schiberras
Freelance PM, Production Coordinator, PA in both Melbourne and Sydney – hundreds of TVCs, music videos, doco’s
Production Office Attachment – Strange Planet (feature)- Dir: Emma-Kate Krogan
Production Assistant London – BBC White City, Red Square Editing, SVC Facilities, Academy Films, Passion Pictures, Mighty Productions, Samuelson’s Film Company (London)
Assistant Editor London – DGW and Red Square