Elizabeth Wood wrote and directed White Girl, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. A New York Times Critics' Pick, White Girl generated controversy for its head-on exploration of female sexuality, white privilege, and racial inequality. Hailed as "electrifying" by the Los Angeles Times and dubbed a "fire breathing debut" by IndieWire, the film was executive produced by Killer Films, purchased out of Sundance by Netflix, and enjoyed a theatrical release in select American cities through distributor FilmRise. Wood was honored as one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch 2016. 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) and vowed to one day be an installation video artist before she realized that unfortunately that wasn't a job. After college Elizabeth taught documentary film in New Orleans at schools that had lost their arts programs after Hurricane Katrina. With her middle school students at the Dryades YMCA she made the feature documentary Wade in the Water, Children from their footage documenting life post-flood in mid-city New Orleans. Wood is currently developing several projects for screens of various sizes and mediums of all sorts. She feels sad that we are so quickly becoming robots, and can't believe that she grew up without the internet. The end of the world is nigh!