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Elaine Del Valle

Director | Writer | Producer

Elaine Del Valle is a Brownsville, Brooklyn bred Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate filmmaker. She is the winner of the HBO Latinx short film award, and was featured in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Director showcase. Her films have been supported by WarnerMedia 150 and the Sundance Institute. As a WRITER/DIRECTOR her short films, Me 3.769 and Princess Cut, went on to air on HBOmax. Her short proof of concept film won the SXSW 2022 Audience Award. Elaine is a Lynn Shelton award finalist and two-time Imagen Impact award nominee. Redefine Magazine and Miami New Times named her a Filmmaker to Watch. Ad Age called her short documentary, Tagged (filmed entirely on a mobile phone) “compelling.” While Elaine loves expressing emotion through her camera, she’s most proud of being referred to as an “actor’s director.” Her many years as an ACTOR trained by Wynn Handman at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, combined with her passion to bring authentic Latina voices to entertainment is what led her to create her autobiographical one-woman stage play, Brownsville Bred. She went on to perform it off Broadway, where the New York Times raved, "From girlhood trials to onstage triumph." Empowered and fulfilled by the experience, Elaine would continue to act while creating content representative of her Latina experience. Elaine's most recent acting role is as a recurring guest star in the ABC series Queens. As a WRITER/CREATOR, Elaine's original drama pilot, The System, landed a development deal with CBS and Sutton Street Productions (Jane The Virgin). Under her banner company, Del Valle Productions and Casting, Elaine is a CSA casting director who has cast talented actors in hundreds of projects and PRODUCED over 50 film titles. Elaine was the first person to ever license and interstitial series to HBO. Her films have screened at top tier festivals including Sundance, Hollyshorts, Urbanworld, SXSW and more.

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