elena jean

documentary filmmaker and content creator in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

elena jean

documentary filmmaker and content creator in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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I'm a documentary filmmaker, photographer and creative entrepreneur. When I'm not travelling, I'm at home in Tofino, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, on Vancouver Island.

I'm currently the co-director of a full feature documentary film, "Coextinction" — a stunning story about endangered killer whales and the interconnectedness of life on the coast. I'm also directing and producing a series, "Cold Water Woman", about women in cold water freediving.

I studied engineering and have a business background, but I pivoted to film in 2018. Deep learning, working on-the-ground creatively, and as a storyteller, is where I thrive on both a professional and personal level.

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Some stuff I've done:

I've filmed wildlife conservationists on the front lines around the world. I founded an eco-clothing brand and global conservation community. I studied geological engineering. I'm a Cansbridge Fellow. I founded an edu-tech, marketplace for students. I've built brands and audiences, travelled far, filmed, edited, written, photographed, presented, made music, ran far, danced poorly (but often), surfed (never enough), slept (more recently a lot), and drank (too much) coffee/beer.

Find me at elenajean.com

Reach me at [email protected]

  • Education
    • Queen's University