elena jean

Filmmaker in British Columbia

elena jean

Filmmaker in British Columbia

Elena Jean is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentary, natural history and adventure stories.

For inquiries, email
[email protected]

Production services available.

my story

At ten, I picked up my first video camera. It wasn't long before I was filming my own news show, spoofs of Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter, claymation animated shorts, and other maniacal ideas. Not much has changed ;)

Pen to paper, paper to screen. From rugged, remote locations to the editing room – immersed in other worlds with diverse characters – my aim is to inspire curiousity, possibility and a sense of adventure.

I directed the multi award-winning feature documentary Coextinction (2021), as well as a growing number of other independent short and feature films. I've also covered numerous stories on wildlife conservationists around the world. And, worked both solo and alongside some of the best in documentary and natural history production, in a variety of settings.

It's my insatiable desire to learn, explore and share inspiration, that ultimately fuels my passion for storytelling!

in development

There's always something interesting in development over here... Stay tuned for the launch of “Wild Docs” and follow my work and misadventures @elena.jean


  • Education
    • BASc, Queen's University
    • PADI
    • Performance Freediving