DIRECTOR & PRODUCER BIO
ELIZABETH DELL - Producer
Elizabeth Dell most recently produced B-GIRL, a narrative feature film about a female breakdancer, which is completing post-production. She has also produced numerous award-winning short films with her director/writer partner (and sister) Emily Dell. Prior to focusing on film producing, she was involved in marketing and consulting around improving health care quality. Elizabeth has an extensive background in science and healthcare with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Amherst College and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
EMILY DELL - Director & Writer
Emily Dell is the Writer & Director of the feature film, B-GIRL, and the award-winning short film of the same name. B-GIRL is her first feature film.
Her short film, B-GIRL, screened at more than twenty-five festivals around the world, including Raindance in London, ShortsFest in Los Angeles, and Hip-Hop Odyssey in New York City (where it won the Audience Award). It screened alongside works by Sophia Coppola and Niki Caro at the 2006 American Cinematheque’s “Focus on Female Directors” Event.
Emily was awarded the 2006 Writer’s Arc Fellowship for screenwriting, an elite fellowship aimed at supporting and promoting fresh voices in the entertainment industry.
Since completing B-GIRL (the short film) Emily has written & directed several short films and corporate pieces. All of these films were completed with her filmmaking partner and sister, Elizabeth Dell. Emily has been a guest lecturer at Fresno Pacific University and one of her films, FOR AN EYE, is currently used as teaching materials for college courses at Laney College in Oakland, CA.
Emily studied filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and finished her education at the University of California, Berkeley, with majors in both Neurobiology and Third World Literature. Some of Ms. Dell’s previous films include MARATHON, set within the Los Angeles Marathon, and ELEGANT VIOLENCE, a documentary about the Cal Women’s Rugby Team.