I was born in Paris, France to Cameroonian parents and later immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia at a young age. Being exposed to three continents during the most formative years of my life has shaped my interest in outcasts, marginalization, community, tradition, and collage. I am interested in the idea of collage on a conceptual and practical level. Genres like satire, dramedy, live-action animation mixtures excite me.
I specialize in short-form content, non-traditional portraits, and blending narrative and documentary techniques. I am obsessed with the concept of community and what it means to belong. At the root, my work is a commentary on traditions, systems, or societal values.
Hi! I'm Elodie Edjang (she/her). I am a multi-disciplinary artist and documentary story consultant from Atlanta, GA. I value exploring the grey area in life. I specialize in short-form content, non-traditional portraits, and blending various mediums and techniques.
I worked as the lead video editor for Local Legend Films, a Chicago-based production company and social enterprise committed to employing young men at risk of gun violence. I was selected as a 2019 NeXt Doc Fellow, a fellowship for emerging filmmakers of color. I have been involved with media organizations exploring social issues including Australian television program Insight, a leading forum for ideas and powerful first-person stories and Kartemquin Films a non-profit production company and collaborative center for documentary media makers. My latest short documentary Book of Daniel (2018) screened at Tacoma Film Festival (2018), Black Harvest Film Festival (2019), and Block Cinema of Art (2018).
I love community building and sharing resources and information, especially for emerging filmmakers. I currently serve on the mentorship committee for the Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE) and help run and coordinate our Shadow Days program. Most recently I helped support the launch of ADE's BIPOC Doc Editors database. I am currently developing a podcast to further share knowledge among documentarians and am interested in birthing long-term solutions to ameliorate the filmmaking process.
I am directing a hybrid feature length documentary about queer Christian women of color and co-directing a short documentary about Kartemquin Films co-founder Gordon Quinn through Red Door Media Collective, a five person collective of emerging filmmakers. I hold an MFA in Documentary Media from Northwestern University and earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A.J. in Advertising from the University of Georgia.
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Story Consulting/Feedback Creative Writing Video Editing Curating Conversational French Coaching Camera Operation Matchmaking
Adobe Premiere Adobe Photoshop Google Suite Canon C Series Sony FS5- FS7 DSLRS Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Cameras Lavaliere + Shotgun Microphones
Custom PC Builds
Recent Work Experience
VILIFY MEDIA, Founder
Video Life From+For You | Production company and filmmaker coaching business that enhances creatives visions through a values-based approach
Manifold, Consulting Producer
Short docu-series centered on Black Chicago LGBTQ+ stories
Support young filmmakers through the production and post production process as well as share feedback with creative producers and directors on rough cut edits
Local Legend Films, Lead Video Editor
Responsibilities included editing, mentoring, directing, producing and post-production coordination
Clients: Hertz, Home Run Inn Pizza, Adler University
National High School Institute at Northwestern University, Faculty
5 week intensive summer program that teaches college level film production to high school students
Master of Fine Arts, Documentary Media
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Advertising
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Alliance of Documentary Editors
The Back Porch
Brown Girls Doc Mafia
Experimental Sound Studios
International Documentary Association
Mezcla Media Collective
Northwestern University Alumni Admission Council
Red Door Media Collective