Ella Harmon is a researcher, educator, and filmmaker interested in the ways that individual lives are shaped by larger forms of social organization. They work at the margins of documentary film, incorporating narrtitive techniques as a way of drawing attention to their role in an active process of construction. Ella has an MFA in Documentary Media and a Certificate in Critical Theory from Northwestern University, where they recently spent the summer of 2023 as a teaching faculty. As an undergraduate, they studied film and philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University. Currently, Ella is a Post-Graduate DAAD Researcher at Ruhr-Universität, Bochum. Ella’s academic and artistic work has been published in a variety of outlets including The Chicago Underground Film Festival, SPECTRA Journal 10.1, and Rolling Stone Magazine. Of Ella’s most recent film and MFA thesis, 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.”
Ella enjoys collaborating with fellow artists and clients as a director, cinematographer, colorist, and motion graphics designer. In Asian markets, Ella is represented by Core Artist Creative as a director.