Lori Elberg is an accomplished director, writer, editor and animator with over a decade of experience.
Lori directed, edited and co-wrote short film The Cinderellis’--a modern retelling of Cinderella set in the Jersey Shore—which won TriMedia Festival and played at the inaugural LA Comedy Shorts Festival. A feature film adaptation of The Cinderellis’ was a finalist in the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Pitch This” competition.
Lori wrote and directed award-winning short Fancy, starring Gillan Vigman, which was honored with an Audience Choice Award at The Golden Star Shorts Festival in Hollywood, The BUST Magazine award at the Broad Humor Film Festival, and an Honorary Mention at the World of Comedy International Film Festival in Toronto. The success of the short continued on the internet, where it was featured on NBC’s Dot Comedy, Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die and was Pick of the Week on Nerve.com.
Lori's co-created and directed the web sketch series Sketchy Comedy, featuring Mikey Day, Artemis Pebdani, Hal Rudnik and Drew Droege. The most successful of these sketches, Traffic Signals, has been featured in the CW’s Online Nation and as part of a Sony Crackle campaign. It also won Sony’s “Moving Targets” shorts contest and the LA Comedy Festival’s Best Shortie Short.
Lori’s directing credits include Hip Hop Hoodios’ music video Ocho Kandelikas—one of four collaborations with the band, which was featured in So Jewtastic and VH1′s 40 Least Hip Hop Moments; music video Gorrito Cosmico, which was on the short list for a Latin Grammy; viral hit Spiderman Gets No Love, which was featured on Cinemanow.com and Microsoft’s Windows Media and The Wall Street Journal; and most recently several videos for an all-female sketch group currently in Post-Production.
She has over ten years of experience in both reality and scripted television as an Editor
She created, wrote and directed short animated series The Dreidelmans and Florence Vs. The Machine, which screened at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
Currently, Lori is pitching a long form holiday special based on these animatied shorts as well as the Untitled Plus Size Fashion Docuseries.
Lori is a member of the Producers Guild of America, WIF and MPEG. She graduated from Temple University’s department of Film and Media Arts, where she won the Derek Freese Award for best Thesis Film. Lori lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
PITCH THIS FINALIST
FANCY. WINNER OF BEST SHORT