Ellie Foumbi is an actor/writer/director from Cameroon. She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in Directing. Her films have screened at several international film festivals, placing in the Student Academy Awards Semifinals and garnering a nomination for an African Movie Academy Award. She was invited to participate in New York Film Festival’s prestigious Artist Academy. Ellie’s projects have been supported by the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, SFFILM Kenneth Rainin Foundation, IFP’s No Borders Project Forum, Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and Tribeca Film Institute's Untold Stories.
Ellie made her TV directorial debut on BET’s hip-hop anthology, Tales. Her short film, ‘HOME’ was commissioned by Netflix, in association with Film Independent, and premiered on their Netflix Film Club’s Youtube channel. Her first feature film, Our Father, the Devil, will be presented at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. She’s a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of America.https://www.elliefoumbi.com/