Having studied Script Writing at Birkbeck University, Elena had her first short script Home For Lost Holidays produced in 2007. Directed by Anastasia Kirillova, this sweet drama won 2nd place in the 2007 jury round of the FILMAKA Contest, as voted by a jury who included Werner Herzog, Deepak Nayar, Paul Schrader and Win Wenders.
Elena then went on to take 3rd place at the 2008 Screen Writers Festival Pitch in Time contest with her period feature; Little Wheel, based on the true story of the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.
That same year Elena’s feature script; Greener, a touching comedy about love, loss and rambling, was accepted for the UK Film Council’s First Feature Fund. One of the first writers to take part in the scheme, Elena worked with Bradley Quirk, Lizzie Francke and mentor Ayub Khan-Din to complete the scheme in 2008.
Having signed with Matthew Bates at Sayle Screen in 2009, Elena has had a feature, the romantic comedy Inside Out optioned and written and produced the short film On The Bridge. Directed by Sameer Patel and cofunded by Film London, On The Bridge was accepted for the 2014 Palm Springs International Shorts Festival. Looking to the future Elena continues to push her writing on new projects for 2015 with producer Danny de Warren and director Sameer Patel and develop a career as a producer.