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Elena Jean is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and director


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Hey, I’m El,


Pen to paper, paper to screen, I'm a passionate filmmaker, creator and explorer. From remote locations into the edit – immersed in wild worlds with diverse array of characters – I specialize in adventurous, documentary storytelling. I'm here to inspire hope and cultivate an enduring sense of wonder and curiousity.

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We look our whole lives for things we’ve never known, places we’ve never been, abstractions that come alive to us in unexpected ways. […] Perhaps the great task of modern explorers is not to conquer but to connect, to reveal how any given thing leads to another. – Kate Harris


Venturing into the unknown, what beauty and possibility will we discover?

behind the scenes  >>




Fear and cynicism

A sense of adventure

Isolation and disconnect

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