Stephanie Elie developed her love for storytelling as a young child. Her dad was in the Air Force which afforded her the opportunity to be exposed to different countries and cultures. Not knowing the language in those areas, she often made up her own stories about the people she saw.
Her parents would often take long drives to explore new cities and countrysides. Prone to motion sickness, Stephanie wasn’t able to read books during these explorations so she created her own stories in her head.
But it wasn’t until high school that she completed her first screenplay after picking up Syd Field’s book Foundations of Screenwriting. She instantly fell in love with the craft.
Through high school and college, she spent her free time writing. She majored in Journalism at California State University, Long Beach, and took every available screenwriting course. In 2004, she became a finalist in the USC Guy Hanks & Marvin Miller competition.
When she’s not working on her next screenplay, she works as a Content Strategist and UX writer helping brands and businesses tell their brand story through websites, apps, and software.
Her most features were finalists in a variety of screenplay competitions: Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition, Breaking Walls, Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition, and Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition.
She’s currently working on a new crime feature and a fictional podcast series.