Ella McDonald is a graduate of the 2020 class at the Westminster Film School. During her studies, Ella specialised in both directing and casting directing. Ella directed a second-year final film, In A Box, starring ELLA-RAE SMITH. This film achieved the Official Selection for First-Time Filmmakers 2019 and for Online Web Fest 2019. In her final year, Ella cast a commercial for the Mindshine app which won multiple awards at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards, including the Best Commercial for the specific brief and 2nd Best
As well as this, Ella experiments with directing and casting for independent projects in her spare time. In 2020, Ella was selected by BBC Arts New Creatives to direct a film that she had written about domestic abuse. In 2018, Ella was commissioned to produce a documentary, One More Fall, by the Watershed’s youth platform in Bristol. This was used to promote Skate Kitchen (Moselle, 2018) and Mid-90s
Ella is passionate about storytelling and performance. Ella is looking for work in junior and assistant roles that will push her to improve on the skills she gained at university and a professional environment in which she can work
hard and gain experience.
Ella has experience in liaising with agents, drawing up contracts, using Spotlight, scriptwriting, storyboarding, editing and location scouting. Please see her CV below to download.