elena jean

Filmmaker in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

elena jean

Filmmaker in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Hey! I'm El, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, director, host, producer and writer. I'm currently hireable for freelance film/media production work as a director, host/presenter, cinematographer and editor (specializing in documentary, natural history, fieldwork and outdoor adventure), as well as other production support roles.

For inquiries email [email protected]

my story

I picked up a video camera when I was ten. It wasn't long before I was filming and editing my own news show, spoofs of Steve Irwin's Crocodile Hunter, claymation animated shorts, and other maniacal ideas.

I studied engineering from 2012-2017, during which I also pursued entrepreneurial and environmental projects. Then, I made the leap (back) to filmmaking!

I've always been deeply curious about and drawn to the wild. This has led me to work on wildlife and conservation film/media and documentary projects around the world. Recently, I co-directed and produced "Coextinction" (2022 release), a full feature documentary film about endangered orcas and social-environmental injustice in the Pacific Northwest.

in development

I'm working on a handful of different independent and collaborative film/media projects as a producer/director/writer. My fascination and focus is on stories about reconnection and nature (in our disconnected modern world), that inspire curiousity, hope, playfulness, ingenuity and adventure.

I also explore these themes on my social channels, amongst other stuff about my life, adventures and work! Follow me @elena.jean

Reach me at [email protected]

Learn more at www.elenajean.com

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