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2015 Columbia University MFA Short Film


Written and Directed by Ursula Ellis


Produced by Emerson Nosek, Ben Gojer, and Nadia Zoe


Starring Michael Esper and Allie Gallerani


Cinematography by Nick Perron-Siegel


Edited by Ryan Westphal


Co produced by Gena Ellis


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Written and Directed by Ursula Ellis

Starring Lauren Guiteras and Rachel Kenney

Produced by Allison Saladi

Northwestern University Senior Directing

NU Women's Filmmaker Alliance Grant 2011

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FALLIN' FOR YOU (music video)

  band Young Jesus

John Rossiter

Cody Kellogg

Shawn Nystrand

Jordan Thomas


Starring John Rossiter and Emma Stern 

Directed by Ursula Ellis

Produced by Emerson Nosek and Steph Noonan

Northwestern University's 2012 Niteskool Grant

Chicago International Movie and Music Festival 2013

Tupelo Film Festival 2013

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 2013
    In this ambitious and unconventionally romantic music video, different elements of graphic novels, Charlie Chaplin comedy, and indie hipster chic converge to tell the story of an artist searching for his muse in a waitress whose face he has never actually seen. As the artist makes his way through the city of Chicago, he has help along the way from his bohemian friends, until he makes his way through her door.  After confronting her overbearing father, he finally reaches his muse, only to find something he never expected.



Written and Directed by Ursula Ellis 

   Produced by Byron Austen Ashley
Starring Kasey Huizinga

      and Rachel Kenney

Studio 22 $1,000 Grant  - Fall 2010

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Written and Directed by Ursula Ellis


Produced by Morgan Greenwald and Allison Siladi

Starring Allie Gallerani and Miles Fletcher


Independent Study/Dean's Advisory Council Grant Recipient Winter 2011


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Angela's Decision

Starring Rhiannon Owen and Xavier Samuel

Directed and Produced by Mat King

Produced by Kate Croser

Written and co-produced by Gena Ellis

Adapted from Gena's short story "Billy's Return"

Composer: Christopher Slaski

Musician, vocalist, and lyrics by: Liam Gerner


Gold Award, Australian Cinematographers Society

FilmMakers' American Gem Top 25 Script

Ron Tibbett "Best of Show" Tupelo Film Festival

Gold Remi, Best Adaptation, Worldfest-Houston IFF

  See Awards page for more awards and fests.

Available on AMAZON on DVD, both NTSC (for US) and PAL formats 
   and Video on Demand
Full credits and clips at IMDB

Fay In The Life of Dave 

Directed and Produced by Craig Ciali
Produced by Jennifer Gaither, Troy Fuqua, Brette Sterk
Co-produced by Buddy Farler and Gena Ellis
48 Hours Film Award-winning Film & Script, Nashville
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More info on Gena's films/scripts at Awards.