After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Masters in Journalism, documentary focus, Elly worked at Actual Films, an independent documentary production company in San Francisco. She was the full-time Camera Assistant and Equipment Manager, working closely with owner and DP Jon Shenk. The job took her across the country for shoots, and included large-scale corporate work in addition to documentary making. Other duties included: Assistant Editing, Researching (especially archival) and Media Management in the field. Elly has a background in written journalism, and has been published widely in the Bay Area. During her twenties, she traveled for years in South America. She's from a small rural town in Lake County.
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