ELIZABETH E. SCHUCH
Award-winning director and designer Elizabeth E. Schuch creates visuals for stage and screen internationally.
With experience on several hundred projects (including TV, Films, Adverts, Pitches, Events, Live and Stage productions), Elizabeth can jump into a range of creative roles with ease.
“For me, it’s all connected - whether storyboarding for VFX, designing a stage, or directing a scene- it’s creative problem solving, communication, and visual storytelling . With each - you anaylze the brief, research for inspiration, and then set about making it come to life. ”
CREDITS INCLUDE: Storyboards for WONDER WOMAN, production design for TED TALKS, and original illustrations for the BBC. Featured in the upcoming book 1000 Women in Horror by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, and the database Cut-Throat Women.
SPECIALTIES: Storyboards for VFX, actual storyboards, science storyboards, history storyboards, sci-fi storyboards, space, genre. Experience in 3D, 4D, specialist projection. Styles: ink and paint, watercolour, digital, photoreal.
SPECIALIST ART / ILLUSTRATION
SPECIALTIES: Historical recreation, science illustration, period style illustration, classical artwork recreation, Shakespeare, opera, art nouveau, silhouette animation art. Also, experience in matte painting/concept art, pitch art and poster design.
THE BOOK OF BIRDIE - award-winning debut feature film, now out in the US, CANADA, SWEDEN and TAIWAN. Premiered at GOTEBURG FILM FESTIVAL, screened at SITGES, FANTASPOA, BROOKLYN HORROR (Best Cinematography), and STRANGER WITH MY FACE (Winner - Best Film).
WORKSHOPS & PUBLIC APPEARANCES
Elizabeth has conducted workshops on Storyboarding and Visual Storytelling in Berlin (Final Girls Film Festival), Brazil (Fantaspoa Film Festival), Bruges (Razor Reel Film Festival), Utrecht (The Nederlands Film Festival, Keynote Speaker). She’s also been a guest Skills Workshop lecturer on Storyboarding/Visual Storytelling for the Raindance MA filmmaking course.
In addition to visuals, Elizabeth is passionate about the role of women and underrepresented filmmakers, and recently created the Starlight Filmmaker Programme featuring a writers residency in Bruges.
She has a appeared as a panelist discussing women in film at The Final Girls Film Festival, and discussing religion in filmmaking at the Goteborg International Film Festival.
Elizabeth is available for online and in person workshops and talks.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - THE BOOK OF BIRDIE - BROOKLYN HORROR FESTIVAL
BEST FILM - THE BOOK OF BIRDIE - STRANGER WITH MY FACE
BEST FX - THE BOOK OF BIRDIE - FKM FESTIVAL DE CINEMA FANTASTICO DA CORUNA
BEST SCENIC DESIGN - JOURNEY’S END - JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARD
NOMINEE - BEST SET DESIGN - THE WINTER - GREEK ACADEMY AWARDS
MEMBER - EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY
JURY - 2018 RAZOR REEL FILM FESTIVAL - BRUGES, YOUNG BLOOD COMPETITION
Elizabeth is the acting in-house producer and company director for MELANCHOLY STAR, creating VFX and ART for all media, as well as producing features.
FEATURES: THE WINTER, THE BOOK OF BIRDIE, THE FEAR OF LOOKING UP
BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
MPHIL - 2D/3D ANIMATION - THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
BFA - SCENIC DESIGN - THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
CGMA: Perspective for Entertainment Design, Enviromental Sketching
RAINDANCE: PRODUCER’S COURSE
UK CITIZENSHIP | US CITIZENSHIP | EU RESIDENCY/WORKING
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH NATIVE | BASIC GREEK
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