Ellie Wen is an award-winning filmmaker from Hong Kong and Los Angeles. She began her career in Los Angeles where she produced numerous short films and narrative features. She has also worked at CAA, CBS Films, and Super Deluxe in all aspects of Film and TV. Ellie is an alumna of Film Independent’s Project Involve fellowship program.
Her first short documentary “Single Mother Only Daughter” premiered on Short of the Week and is a Vimeo Staff Pick. She released a short documentary series on Participant Media’s digital platform SoulPancake about social entrepreneurs around the world.
Ellie recently received her MFA in Documentary Film from Stanford University where she produced four short documentary films. “Share,” has screened at DOC NYC, Frameline, Big Sky, DOK Leipzig, Outfest, CAAMFest, and was just released on The Guardian. For her film “On Mother’s Day,” Ellie was awarded the Best Local Filmmaker Award at the UN Women Global Voices Film Festival. Her film “25 Hours” was recently announced as a finalist in the WrapWomen and Starz film contest and will be aired on Starz. During her final year in the MFA program, Ellie received the UFVA Carole Fielding Student Grant for her thesis film, “The Missfits,” about an all-girls robotics team.
She now resides in San Francisco and is developing her first feature documentary.