Elaine is humbled to be chosen as one of the Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2019 by the International Screenwriters Association. She has had scripts place in the world-renowned PAGE Awards, Austin Film Festival (3 times), Final Draft Big Break (Top Ten), and the ISA (Grand Prize for Table Read My ScreenPlay and Top 50 for Fast Track). Other notable writing competition placements include Scriptapalooza (1st Runner Up), Blue Cat, and Script Pipeline.
Her produced works include winning the Grand Prize and Audience Vote of the NewFilmmakers LA On Location Project (a $60K value) for “The Angeleno Hunter”, an Honorable Mention at the NBCUniversal/YOMYOMF Interpretations contest for “Scare Me”, and having two films accepted to Academy qualifying festivals: “Jiating – Family” and “The First Lady”. Her first sold script, “Silencer” recently won its category at the Covellite Film Festival.
Elaine is currently writing/directing an indie episodic series, “DOXXED”, about a woman who must deal with the ramifications of going viral after making a (slightly racist?) comment on social media. Coming March 2019. Please check out www.doxxed-series.com or find updates on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @Doxxed_Series.
Elaine is also an actor, who serves on the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Board of Directors, the Diversity Committee, the Women’s Committee, and the Low Budget Committee. Her goal in filmmaking is to tell more inclusive stories with greater representation both in front of and behind the camera.
On a personal note, Elaine was born in Singapore, grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan until the age of 12, and then moved to Massachusetts. She does not speak any Chinese, has been told that she holds chopsticks incorrectly, and loves Wendy’s junior bacon cheeseburgers. Oh, to be an Asian American conundrum!
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