Elena Rossini is a filmmaker, DP, photographer, multimedia producer and blogger.
At age 24, Elena worked as writer, producer, director, cinematographer and editor on DOVE SEI TU, a feature-length narrative film set in between Milan, Lake Como, and Rome, Italy.
Other notable film projects include the documentary short DIRECTION, shot in Tokyo and Paris, and IDEAL WOMEN, a short documentary juxtaposing beauty ideals in the art world vs. mass media, commissioned by ARTE Web and the Louvre Museum. The film was screened at women’s conferences in the United States and Argentina.
In 2009, Elena launched a multimedia platform – No Country for Young Women – whose aim is to promote the visibility of professional women and to provide real role models for young girls. By now the site features over 100 interviews of women, age 17 to 91, across five continents: from entrepreneurs to NASA engineers, illustrators, architects, filmmakers, non-profit directors, award-winning novelists, and more.
Elena is currently working as a writer, producer, cinematographer and director on a new feature-length film: THE ILLUSIONISTS, a documentary about consumer society, the commodification of the body, and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world. The film was financed in the summer of 2011 through a crowdfunding campaign, amassing donations from over 360 individuals. THE ILLUSIONISTS was selected in July 2011 by filmmaking site indieWIRE as its “Project of the Day” and also won the title of “Project of the Week.”
The film is about to enter post-production, having completed filming in the U.S., U.K., the Netherlands, France, Italy, Lebanon, India and Japan.