e.E. Charlton-Trujillo


A small-town Texas native, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo has worked on over 30 short films, recently Executive Produced the film Home and has been featured on the Huffington Post for directing NOW for GLSEN-Cincinnati. She began her career at Killer Films (Boys Don't Cry, Far From Heaven) and has worked with directors Betty Thomas, Douglas McGrath and Lucy Walker.

Charlton-Trujillo won the prestigious Delacorte Dell Yearling Award for Prizefighter En Mi Casa which garnered a number of accolades. Her second novel, Feels Like Home, received critical praise. Charlton-Trujillo took the top prize at the 2009 Cincinnati Fringe Festival for Vanessa Rising. Directing The Global Lovers in 2010, a poetic drama about sex trafficking, she was the first crossover artist in Cincy Fringe history. She served as head writer for Cincinnati Innovates 2010 Finalist AccelerateFX. She has curated a number of film festivals.

She was nominated for the Oscar Armstrong III Service Award in 2012. Her third novel, Fat Angie, releases through Candlewick in March 2013. Early buzz from authors Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Pat Schmatz (Bluefish) and Jo Knowles (Lessons From A Dead Girl) have made Fat Angie the must-read of 2013.

Recently she produced Doritos Of The Dead for director Dave Markey and the vegan web series The Bakerist. Currently she is co-writing the feature to her short film One Day Summer with Sara St. Martin-Lynne and a novel with C.G. Waton - all while running Piñata Productions.

  • Education
    • Masters Ohio University