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Ellory Elkayem

Film Director / Screenwriter | * 08/12/1970 (50) | Christchurch, New Zealand
Ellory Elkayem (born 12 August 1970) is a New Zealand film director. Born in Christchurch, Elkayem began making films at a young age. He later attended a film school designed to give students practical experience and preparation for a career in the film business. He learned the ropes firsthand while working in the camera department on many commercials, music videos, and television shows such as The Adventures of the Black Stallion starring Mickey Rooney. During this time, Elkayem also made several short films with support and financial assistance from the New Zealand government. His big break came with Larger than Life, a 13-minute black-and-white, FX-driven homage to the 1950s Hollywood horror genre, featuring a giant, man-eating spider. Produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Selkirk, and financed with the largest grant of its kind from the New Zealand Film Commission, Larger than Life received critical acclaim at the 1998 Telluride Film Festival and later caught the eye of the Hollywood producers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow), who then recruited Elkayem to w... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Horror | Action

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Movies with Ellory Elkayem as Crew(8)

Directing/Director2009 Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling
Directing/Director2002 Eight Legged Freaks
Writing/Screenplay2002 Eight Legged Freaks
Writing/Story2002 Eight Legged Freaks
Directing/Director2000 They Nest
Directing/Director1998 Larger than Life

Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Wednesday, 08/12 1970 (August) in Christchurch (current age: 50 years + 77 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Ellory Elkayem frequently works together with these people:
Peter Coyote (2x, Actor)
Cory Hardrict (2x, Actor)
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick (2x, Actress)
Glenn Hetrick (2x, Actor)
Aaron Strongoni (2x, Crew)
Toni Cartu (2x, Crew)
Mircea Modoi (2x, Crew)
Larry Odien (2x, Crew)
John Keefe (2x, Actor)
William Butler (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:494826, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 10/09/2020