My name is Ellen Dziubek (pronounced zoo-beck.) I make little films and take photos in Toledo, Ohio — a city I feel very connected to. I grew up there, studied film in Chicago, Illinois, and moved back in 2018. I'm proud to be a part of such a vibrant community of creative people making things happen in the Midwest.
My interest in filmmaking and photography runs deep. My mom will tell you that ever since I was a little girl, I was asking to hold the video camera. My creative eye remains very much the same as it was when I was eleven years old in possession of my very own digital camera. Visual storytelling has always been a part of me, and it's impossible to imagine myself doing anything else. I love doing what I love.
I am an observational documentarian through and through, so it isn't about the bells and whistles for me. I want to capture the raw, silly moments. I want to capture what happens as it unfolds. I want to capture your you-ness.