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Ellie Wen

Ellie Wen

Documentary Film and Video
B.A. in Drama, Minor in Sociology, Stanford University, 2009


Ellie Wen was born in Hong Kong and moved to Los Angeles when she was eight years old. She attended Stanford University and graduated with a BA in Drama and a Minor in Sociology.

Upon graduation from Stanford, she moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. Ellie was selected for the Project Involve fellowship program and was named the Barbara Boyle Scholar. She has directed and produced numerous shorts, documentaries, and features, including White Frog, which she co-wrote. In addition to creating independently, she has also worked at CAA and CBS Films in all aspects of film finance, sales, acquisitions, production, and development. Most recently, she was the Director of Development in Original Series at Super Deluxe, an independent entertainment studio funded by Turner.

Her documentary Single Mother Only Daughter screened at the American Cinematheque's 12th Annual Focus on Female Directors and numerous film festivals. It premiered online on Short of the Week and is a Vimeo Staff Pick. She released a short documentary series on Participant Media's digital platform SoulPancake called "Doing Good Business" about social entrepreneurs around the world.

Ellie is currently pursuing her MFA in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.


UFVA Carole Fielding Grant, 2019


Jun 2019
Jun 2018
Mar 2018
Dec 2017


June 15, 2019
Cubberley Auditorium
June 14, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
March 20, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
December 12, 2017

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space