IN FILM; FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
In January 2017 Ellie was handpicked by Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson to play lead character WWE Diva ‘Madison’ in the comedy/drama Hollywood Blockbuster 'Fighting with My Family'. The film is produced by Seven Bucks Productions, written and directed by Stephen Merchant and stars Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden and Nick Frost. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in cinemas worldwide February 2019 and can now be found on all major streaming services like Netflix, Amazon TV, Apple TV & iTunes.
AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PREMIERE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
DWAYNE JOHNSONS PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FILM
ELLIE AND VINCE VAUGHN ON SET OF FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
IN SHORT FILM; ZEBRA
In 2019 Ellie worked alongside award winning director Peter Spann and starred in/co-produced (alongside partner Ross Scutts) an award-winning dark comedy short film called ‘ZEBRA’. Accumulating multiple international awards such as the Festigious International Film Festival ‘Best Dark Comedy’, 'Best Horror' and ‘Best Actress in an indie’ Film Awards, ‘Best Horror Film’ by New York Film Awards, 'Best Horror' by Los Angeles Film Awards and ‘Best Dark Comedy’ award by Topshorts Film Festival.
IN TV: FILTHY RICH AND HOMELESS ON SBS AUSTRALIA
Produced by award-winning Blackfella Films, Filthy Rich & Homeless follows five high-profile Australians who swap their privileged lifestyles for 10 days of homelessness in NSW. In place of their phones, ID and money, they’re given second-hand clothing and a sleeping bag. That’s it. This year for season 3, Ellie is joined by emergency doctor and businessman Dr. Andrew Rochford, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne Arron Wood, restauranteur and entrepreneur Pauline Nguyen and comedian and radio presenter Ciaran Lyons. Separately they experience different forms of homelessness, from sleeping rough on the streets to living in crisis accommodation and marginal housing, including boarding houses and caravan parks. They also meet professionals at specialist services who are trying to end homelessness with innovative and successful initiatives, and crucially, see first-hand the acute need for affordable housing, services and wrap-around support, beyond basic shelter.
'Filthy Rich & Homeless' premiered over three consecutive nights – June 9, 10 and 11 2020 on SBS with record breaking ratings. Join the conversation #FilthyRichHomeless