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DIRECTOR

TV DRAMA

HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5732
HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5734
HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5735 Part 1
HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5733 Part 2
HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5731 Part 3
HOLLYOAKS: Episode 5733
TV DRAMA
BROADCAST

BROADCAST & COMMERCIAL

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN - LIVING TV
THE TRUTH ABOUT BEAUTY CREAMS - 4CREATIVE
NO BORDERS - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
FROM JAIL TO JIHAD - 4CREATIVE
OLD COUPLE - DISCOVERY NETWORKS EUROPE
CITY CABS - DISCOVERY NETWORKS EUROPE
BANKS IN CRISIS - 4CREATIVE
SCARY WEEK - DISCOVERY NETWORKS EUROPE
WOMEN TALK SEX - LIVING TV
CRECHE - DISCOVERY NETWORKS EUROPE

SHORT FILMS

A WEEKEND IN VENICE
LEGALISE IT!
THE POSSIBLE
SHORT FILMS

BRANDED CONTENT

TRIUMPH - FINDING THE ONE
TRIUMPH - FIT CHALLENGE
WII PARTY WEDDING
GLYNDEBOURNE - OPERA THAT CHANGED US
GLYNDEBOURNE - MAKING MAGIC
GLYNDEBOURNE - UNLACING THE CORSET OF COSTUME DRAMA
GLYNDEBOURNE FIRST LOOK - LA NOZZE DI FIGARO 
CLASSIC FM - THE ORGAN ROOM SESSIONS - BRANDON CEDEL
DIGITAL CONTENT

BIOGRAPHY

ELLIE BRENT

Ellie is a freelance, award-winning director, who has made a vast array of promos, commercials and branded films across the globe. She has written and directed 3 critically acclaimed shorts, all of which have been screened at major festivals; and is now directing for major TV dramas such as Hollyoaks and Eastenders. Her sharp eye for style and aesthetics, rhythm and movement, with subtle wit and dark humour; has made her work unique.  

 

Ellie always loved comedy and literature, and aspired to be a Director of Costume Drama from as young as 8.  But it wasn’t til she was 16 that she made her first film – for the National Back Pain Association.  She was then formally trained as a Director - both single camera and multi camera - by the BBC on their professional Bachelor of Broadcasting degree at the University of Leeds, where she achieved a First.  From there, she went on to write and direct spots for Discovery Channel, where she immediately started winning Promax awards, before spreading her wings to freelance for the BBC, ITV and 4Creative.  This background in promos and commercials has made the fast turn around of creative work second nature, and nurtured her constant drive for new and striking ideas.

Two stints of backpacking round the world, and several more awards later, she decided to turn her attention to making longer, narrative drama.  Her first non-commissioned short, a dark comedy called Legalise It, was shortlisted for Robbie Williams's Rudebox Shorts by Lord Puttnam and Jonathan Ross.  Her next – A Weekend in Venice – found critical acclaim on the festival circuit and was screened at Cinecity in 2016. Her most recent short - The Possible - was shortlisted for the Dam International Short Film Festival, London's Lonely Wolf and Film Haus in Berlin.  She still enjoys making branded content for clients such as Nintendo and Triumph, but also creates whole range of films for Glyndebourne Opera which she finds incredibly inspiring.  Ellie continues to grow as a director and build her drama portfolio with blocks on both Eastenders and Hollyoaks; and together with her film Producer, they now have a selection of feature projects they have developed and are looking to finance.  

When Ellie is not dreaming up ideas or watching drama and comedy, she will either be singing soul in her Brighton choir, enjoying cardio tennis, padel tennis and the outdoor life, or planning her next overseas adventure.

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