Hi! I’m Ellie. My journey is a Cinderella story, if the fairy godmother was made up of kind people who read blogs.
I’ve always loved writing; it was my portal to the world as a kid. However, as a first generation Latina woman without a financial safety net, I considered it a pipe dream and decided I’d be a doctor instead.
After graduating from USC with a degree in Human Biology, I began working as an emergency room scribe. I started a Medium blog for fun in late 2015, thinking no one would read it. But my pieces got popular, hundreds of reads became thousands, and through the blog I managed to get my foot in the door as a production assistant at an animation studio. My brain felt like it melted; could the dream to be a writer become a goal? All because of a silly blog I started only for myself?
It could. With lots of hard work, supportive loved ones, and a concerning amount of caffeine, I learned the animation ropes and worked my way up from production assistant, to production coordinator, to script coordinator/writers assistant, to writing a couple of freelance scripts. I’m currently writing different freelance episodes for several studios, and my goal for now is to be staffed. I’m repped at Gotham Group and have live action and animated samples (children’s and adult) available upon request. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last thing: Here’s a video of a little girl falling down! This is my website and I’m drunk with power!