Ellory Elkayem biography
Date of Birth: 1972
This New Zealand native was fascinated with the art of film making at an
early age, and while attending high school in Christchurch, he made
experimental Kung Fu films.
Elkayem then attended Christchurch film school
to develop his craft.
By 1997 he had completed his first short film, a sci-fi film about a spider
that grows to a gigantic size and terrorizes a woman in her home entitled
Larger than Life. In addition to winning Best Short at the Swedish Fantastic
Film Festival, Elkayem entered the film which he wrote, directed and
produced at the 1998 Telluride Film Festival.
There, it was viewed by
executive producer Roland Emmerich, who approached the young director, and
decided to team him with scribe Jesse Alexander to write and develop the
script that became Eight Legged Freaks, released in the summer of 2002.
Elkayem has also worked for the small screen, directing the telefilm The
Nest, which was a horror/sci-fi film that also featured deadly insects.
Ellory Elkayem Filmography