About Elle Ginter
Elle Ginter doesn’t need to shout.
She doesn’t need to raise her voice.
She’s doesn’t need to exclaim or scream or cry for attention –
Because Elle creates films that speak loudly with only a whisper.
This completely self taught director has the very rare gift elevating the small, ordinary occurrences of everyday life with the same assurance and dedication as she does documenting Olympic sports teams. Weaving between memories, internal monologues and life changing moments of self-realisation, her cinematic, intimate documentary style films are gently gut-wrenching and profoundly affecting. Elle strives to express as much through internal, personal moments as through drama and abnormalities. She doesn’t make films to push ideas on people, rather to say “I get you.” Her filmmaking is a letter to and for those who may not be able to speak for themselves, creating stories and characters who reveal conflicting emotions and quiet bravado.
Elle cites Kathryn Bigelow and Reed Morano as her heroes – women who carved out space for themselves in a male dominated industry long before “all female crews” doing “all the female jobs” was in vogue. This innate desire to break stereotypes is a strong thread through Elle’s films, as she’s drawn to telling stories about individuals who chart their own course through life. Stylistically, Elle wants her camera and light to move with emotion. She’s drawn to accidental imperfection in frames that allow viewers to fill in the gaps with their own imaginations, for subjective, quintessentially human films.
Elle prides herself on being collaborative and empowering others not just through her storytelling but on set too.