Summary

Tiffany Ellis is a documentary filmmaker who has produced work for private and not-for-profit clients in Australia, South Africa and across the US. She has recently returned to New York City and is seeking positions in television production.

Credits

7/14 – 8/14

Production Assistant Intel Leadership Summit Videos

Corporate — Ricochet Partners Details
7/14 – 8/14

Assisted producers on set for corporate video for major client. Hauled equipment, dressed sets, mic'd up crew for each scene and filled in on camera as needed.

1/13 – 7/13

Producer 80 Faces: Eighty Years, Eighty Stories

Internet — Internet — American Dance Festival Details
1/13 – 7/13

80-part web series on modern dance. Scheduled and conducted interviews; oversaw all shoots, edits and posts; conducted extensive archival research; liaised with international dance companies; and provided rigorous feedback to editor. Filmed and edited as needed and posted all content on dedicated YouTube channel. Monitored web traffic analytics.

5/12 – 7/12

Production Coordinator May We Have This Cyberdance?

Internet — Internet — American Dance Festival Details
5/12 – 7/12

Facilitated production of 35 video shorts documenting annual modern dance festival. Completely revamped content to fit within marketing objectives, significantly increasing overall viewership from previous festival seasons. Wrote all accompanying copy; facilitated approval process with Marketing and Executive Offices; and met tight deadlines with frequent 24-hour turnaround.

7/11 – 10/11

Director (Videographer & Editor) Sophie 2.0 - Katherine Dunham

University of Southern California (USC) Details
7/11 – 10/11

Conceived, shot & edited dance vignettes for USC School of Cinematic Arts and Occidental College as part of an ongoing Katherine Dunham online dance archival project for USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy.

11/10 – 3/11

Producer (Director & Editor) Dance of the African Diaspora

University of Florida Details
11/10 – 3/11

Conceived, shot and edited short exploring Haitian folkloric dance, Brazilian capoeira and contemporary dance fusion styles. Interviewed dancers and filmed live rehearsals and performances. Produced for distribution as part of the UF Center for Latin American Studies educational outreach program.

3/10 – 7/10

Producer (& Director) My Country, My Home

Film & Television Institute of Western Australia Details
3/10 – 7/10

Spearheaded creation of oral history film projects with remote Aboriginal communities across Western Australia. Hired crew and coordinated equipment and travel. Liaised with local indigenous councils and non-profit project partners and coordinated all field operations. Provided hands-on training in camera, sound and editing skills to youth and adult participants.

3/10 – 5/10

Producer (& Director) Voices of the Wheatbelt

Community Arts Network of Western Australia Details
3/10 – 5/10

Oversaw all field operations and supervised small crew on 3 short oral histories chronicling the lives of Noongar elders of the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Films screened in conjunction with Voices of the Wheatbelt photography exhibition & part of accompanying book.

1/08 – 12/08

Production Consultant Keiko: The Untold Story

Film (Theatrical) — Joshua Records Details
1/08 – 12/08

Provided guidance and feedback in research and story on feature examining the captivity, rehabilitation and release of famous orca Keiko, the star of Free Willy. Evaluated and provided notes on edits throughout post-production.

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Education

Class of '07

Oxford University

Master's in Visual Anthropology
Class of '03

Occidental College

Bachelor's in History and Film Production