Elle Schneider

Elle Schneider is a director + cinematographer from New York City. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Maxim, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, Rolling Stone, and MovieMaker. An avid cinephile with a passion for genre films, who cites Roger Corman, David Lean, Fritz Lang, and James Cameron as her biggest influences, Elle is the foremost expert on 1959 sci-fi melodrama TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.

A director working cross-platform in short film, TV, branded content, and music videos, Elle often selects projects that feature dark and unconventional stories, like supernatural western NEAR TO SUPERSTITION (Panasonic) or sex-work documentary JKTV, and work that resonates with her interest in time period, texture, and color. A fan of collaborating with musical artists, she has directed videos for Gangstagrass, Mock Sun, Sad13, Isla June, and two for Speedy Ortiz, which premiered in Vanity Fair and Billboard respectively. Her shorts have played at festivals like Slamdance, Sidewalk, HollyShorts, and Tallgrass.

Recently she also shot and directed the second season of History's acclaimed series THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA, airing now on Sundays at 9PM.