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George Ellzey Jr.

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Welcome, and thanks for checking out my online portfolio. Take a look around my site to learn more about the variety of projects I have worked on in the past, and what I have coming up in the future. If you have any questions or would like to collaborate on a project, please get in touch with me today!

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George Ellzey Jr. is a Chicago director, screenwriter, and producer known for his award-winning experimental film, SWITCHIN' which was featured on NBC5 Chicago and is now streaming on OTV Open Television. His work has been screened nationally and internationally at such film festivals as the Tallgrass Film Festival, Charlotte Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival, London International Web & Shorts Film Festival, and many more. George received his MFA with distinction from DePaul University in 2023. His thesis film, “Cottage Grove”, was a finalist for the Camera Ambassador Community Grant (2022) and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition (2022). He has crowdfunded over $30,000 for his independent short films.

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Shoot Your Shot Press Relase for

September 25, 2023

Executive produced by Estrella Vargas and myself, Shoot Your Shot is a short film by Bree Wright spotlighting sexual violence against black women on the south side of Chicago.

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