Elizabeth Wood was honored as one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch 2016. She wrote and directed WHITE GIRL, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Hailed as “electrifying” by the LA Times, the film was purchased out of Sundance by Netflix, and enjoyed a theatrical release through distributor FilmRise. Wood has also written a graphic novel for Chanel and Conde Nast called, “Stealing Time”, and created the concept and production bible for a 10-part narrative series for SAINT LAURENT called “FULL MOON.”
She holds an MFA from Columbia University’s Film program, where she was awarded a screenwriting fellowship. Before that Elizabeth studied writing, sex, drugs and fine arts at the New School (Eugene Lang & Parsons). After college she taught documentary film in New Orleans at schools that had lost their arts programs after Hurricane Katrina. With her mid-dle school students at the Dryades YMCA she made the feature documentary WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN from their footage documenting life post- flood. Wood is currently developing several fiction projects.