FILM

Director Reel 2019 - Ella Vance

Moving In Absentia

We're Still Here

FILMOGRAPHY

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The Ever Hours

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Winner Best LGBTQ+ Film NYIFA 2022

Finalist Best Experimental Film Rome Prisma Awards 2022

Finalist Best Short Film Boden International Film Fest 2022 

Semi-Finalist Best Short Film Paris Women Festival 2022

Side Stories 2022

In a dreamlike montage of tangible love, we follow three separate stories: Cleo and Noah, a mother and her young daughter, Elsie and Aaliyah, lovers, and Thomas and Kait, an elderly father and his daughter. We are touched by intimate moments of joy and peace in these love stories before transitioning to a lens of loss. The tone is not one of sadness but of hope as we transcend into an abstract interpretation of love as an ethereal and immortal energy that surrounds us even beyond death.

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Golden Afternoon

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Featured as a projection on the Source Mountain Towers for Side Stories 2019 in Denver.

A young girl takes us on a fantastical journey through a dream world she is transported to when she finds a mysterious pair of glasses. An experimental spectacle, and a dive into the wonders of childhood, this film will remind you of the power of imagination and the importance of recognizing beauty in unexpected places.

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My Gal, Blue

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Lana spends the day preparing for a sweet anniversary surprise planned by her partner Blue.

Moving In Absentia

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Since before she could remember, Libby has been desperately trying to separate herself from her mother's path of destruction. Over the course of an evening, it becomes painfully clear to her that she has fallen into the same circumstances she once blamed her mother for.

We're Still Here

Producer

Selected for the MNTV Showcase in Spring 2016, installed in the Best Buy Film/Video Bay at the Walker Art Center

 

We journey with Erwin Farkas to the site of what used to be Flossenbürg Concentration Camp. Survivors gather for the 70th anniversary of their liberation from the camp, sharing stories of heartbreak, friendship, and perseverance.

When We With Daisies Lie

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Featured in the 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival


We follow two sisters as they commemorate the fifth anniversary of their third sister's death.

This Isn't History 

Lead Editor

 

Touching recollections by three holocaust survivors, Erwin Farkas, Robert O. Fisch, and Joe Grosnacht. This was created as part of a class project in conjunction with the MCAD-Edelman Integrated Marketing Partnership.

Madness in Small Rooms

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor


A transforming evening for a person struggling with reality and fighting insanity.

Three's A Crowd

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

 

Three quirky individuals are caught in a love triangle.

The Wanderess

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

 

In nature and love, we follow the wanderess on a metaphysical journey. Super 8.

Chronic Bartender Fixation

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

A weepy, self-pitying 22-year-old has developed a fetish for bartenders: the only men who give her exactly what she needs...

Doll

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor


A personal portrait of a burlesque dancer.

Glimpse, A Documentary

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

An intimate "glimpse" into the lives of a few different individuals.

True.

Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Will finds himself at a turning point when he can no longer ignore the calling of past passions to overcome issues of the present.