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Ella Harmon is an award-winning filmmaker and educator with a background in music videos and fashion photography. Their work has been featured Rolling Stone, Latina Magazine, Movie Maker Magazine, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, and more. Of Ella’s most recent film, How May I Help You,  Lonely Wolf International Film Festival wrote, “Channeling the spirit of masters such as Godard, Truffaut, and Antonioni, Harmon crafts a poignant commentary on today's techno-social landscape.” In 2023 and 2024, Ella taught at Northwestern University and was a DAAD post-graduate researcher at Ruhr-Universität. Ella earned their MFA in Documentary Media with a Certificate in Critical Theory from Northwestern University. They enjoy collaborating with brands and creative individuals as a director, editor, cinematographer, and colorist. Ella is creatively inspired by social change, beauty in the mundane, and cinema's capacity to connect seemingly desperate lives. 

Select Film Credits: 

-Cinematographer: Soft Lights and Silver Shadows by Ian Kelly

Chicago International Film Festival 2023, Salem Film Festival 2024

-Camera Operator: Time Passages by Kyle Henry

Cinequest Film Festival 2024

-Director & Editor: How May I Help You by Ella Harmon

Veniza Shorts Italy 2024, Nefiltravanae Kino 2024, Pro to Post 2024, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival 2023

- Colorist & Graphic Designer: Some Sweet Day by Rasheed Peters 

 Chicago Filmmakers 2023

-Cinematographer: Living in Uncertainty by Naomi Zidon

-Director & Cinematographer: Coo-Coo by Ella Harmon

Berlin Lift Off Film Festival 2024, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2023, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival 2023, Moviate Underground Film Festival 2023, One Reeler Film Festival, 2023

-Camera Operator: {The And} by The Skin Deep 

44th News and Documentary Emmy Awards

-Director & Cinematographer: Mac Ayers Masterclass by Wonderwall and Core A. Creative

-Director & Cinematographer: Pink Sweat$ Masterclass by Wonderwall and Core A. Creative

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