Ellery graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2000. However, his professional filmmaking career began only 3 years later, when he won the lottery on his 24th birthday. He used his second prize winnings to produce a short film, titled “Crammed”, which won him accolades in numerous film festivals, and got him his first directing gig. And the rest, as they say, is history.
While developing his portfolio of commercial directing work, Ellery built a considerable filmography as a short filmmaker. His short films include “Jia Fu”, “Dance of a Modern Marriage”, “3 for a Dollar”, and most recently, “Miss Red”.
In his 9 years as a freelance director/writer, Ellery amassed credits for programs on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, VOOM TV, and Mediacorp. He was the lead director and writer for one of Singapore’s most successful documentary series, “Unexpected Access: Season 1”.
As founder of EN Films, Ellery headlined programs such as the legal docu-drama about pro bono work, “Verdict”, made-for-television movie “Love Notes”, and travel series “Work For Travel”. He has also been invited to numerous conferences, like the Asian Content Gathering, organized by the Japan Film Commission, Next Masters Tokyo Filmex to name a few.
Today, Ellery looks forth to produce more diverse content, and of course, win more lottery.