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Originally from Virginia, Marty Elcan is a DGA director with over 25 years of production experience. Her feature film debut NEXT OF KIN starred Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Ed Begley, Jr., Bess Armstrong, Jeremy London and George Newbern. She recently directed the short film “As If…” that takes a comedic look at gender and racial parity, and “Ladies Most Deject,” about a family immersed in the meth epidemic that ravages Appalachia. Marty’s other four short films have been in 43 festivals and won 15 major awards. She directed Fox' BEYOND BELIEF, the Sign Language series SHUT UP AND SIGN, several 2nd Units, a commercial, national award-winning PSA’s, an L.A. Emmy-nominated documentary, and a piece for L.A. City profiling the first woman Fire Marshal in Los Angeles.
Prior to directing, Marty worked as an Assistant Director on such classics as STEEL MAGNOLIAS, DRIVING MISS DAISY, INHERIT THE WIND (with George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon) and SIX FEET UNDER alongside such directors as Bruce Beresford, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Lesli Linka Glatter, Bethany Rooney, and Alan Ball.
With a background in acting, award-winning photography and production experience, Marty is an "actor's director" with technical expertise and vision (and probably the only director in Hollywood who paid her way through UCLA Film School by delivering 4000 Singing, Tap-dancing telegrams.)