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Ellen Gerstein is an award winning director, producer, and actor. Ellen is a member of: Women In Film, The Alliance of Women Directors, LA Film Team, Film Independent, The Actors Studio and SAG-AFTRA. As an actor Ellen has worked with talented directors including Martin Scorsese, Mark Rydell, Mimi Leder, Rob Marshall and Danny DeVito to name a few.
Ellen’s most recent project she wrote and plans to direct is a feature screenplay (romantic comedy), COOKIEFACE. Ellen adapted, produced, directed and acted in the international award winning short film COME AWAY WITH ME. The film is about an inter-racial love story. WAITING FOR RONALD, is an international award winning short film written, produced and directed by Ellen. It is about a high functioning man with developmental disabilities, with a blended cast of disabled and non-disabled actors. Ellen wrote a dramedy pilot JUST SOUTH OF NORMAL, it is a half hour dramedy series Ellen wrote, adapted from her short film Waiting for Ronald.
SILENT LAUGHTER, is a short film Ellen wrote, co-produced, co-directed and starred in from the Women’s Directing Workshop at AFI.
Ellen is a judge and moderator at The Actors Studio and is also a judge at Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Program: Black Lives Matter,
Roy W. Dean Film Makers Grant, Film Consortium San Diego and SD Film Awards to name a few.