Ellie is the office manager at Lin Pictures where she supports Dan Lin and Jon Silk, in addition to overseeing the company intern program.
Ellie left the Pacific Northwest for Los Angeles and Biola University where she quickly changed her major from International Business to a BA in Film and Media Arts. While at Biola, she worked for three years at the Cinema and Media Arts department Production Center, an equipment rental house for film and journalism students, as well as produced the annual Biola Film Festival. One of Ellie's highlights was co-producing a student short film, Persimmon, which was shot on location in Tokyo, Japan in January 2011, just two months before the tsunami.
Over the summer of 2010, Ellie interned as chief assistant to producer Jack Hafer at Boulevard Pictures during the making of Not That Funny which confirmed her passion and dream of pursuing film production. Jack introduced her to Dan Lin and Lin Pictures, where she went on to become an intern.
Ellie was raised in Gig Harbor, Washington, where she developed a love for movies, music and various forms of dance, including ballet en pointe and competitive Scottish Highland Dancing.
Childhood ambition: to be a dentist
Fondest memory: surprise karaoke birthday party in Tokyo and going to dance competitions with my mom
Soundtrack: One Tree Hill, Dances with Wolves, Cold Play, Michael Bublé, Les Misérables
Retreat: any beach
Wildest dream: winning Best Picture
Proudest moment: graduating college
Biggest challenge: not being perfect
Alarm clock: at least three
Perfect day: not waking up to an alarm clock, lying by the pool with my best friends, with dinner and good conversation to end the day
First job: office assistant for my grandpa's construction company
Last purchase: shoes
Favorite movie: Miracle, The Greatest Game Ever Played, A Few Good Men, Julie & Julia, Persuasion, Harry Potter series, It's Complicated, Blue Valentine
Inspiration: Jesus Christ, Nana and Papa, and Jack Hafer
My life: blessed and full of the unexpected