I have to do everything before I can sit down and write. Once I do get the ball rolling, it flows and is very exciting.
Watch Ellen on Phil Giangrande’s show Seated at the Writers Table where she discusses her process and passion for writing.

Watch a clip (1:21): Seated At The Writers Table
Listen to the entire pod cast click: Pod Cast Seated At The Writers Table

The Adventures Ronald and Edgar is a half-hour dramady series in the vein of The Odd Couple, just a little odder. It’s about two high functioning men with developmental disabilities that together take on the world. It is a vary honest, heartfelt and humorous look at life. Click to View

Waiting for Ronald is an international award winning short film, shot on 35mm, that I wrote, produced and directed. The film is about a 37 year old man with developmental disabilities who finally leaves the institution where he has spent most of his life. He takes his suitcase, his fears and humor to meet his best friend and start a new life. Jody Clark, who has developmental disabilities, played the lead, Ronald. Michael Luckerman, who is not disabled, but plays a disabled character, plays his best friend Edgar. These two actors where sensational and had an incredible relationship.  To View The Trailer Click Here (20min)

My Psychotherapy Comeback Tour is an award winning one-woman show that I wrote and performed. This is a hilarious and very touching tour de force reliving the life story of a brilliant, successful, Beverly Hills psychotherapist. How she deals with society’s pressures to succeed, her fall from grace, her climb back up, or rather, her struggle to get to the middle. It is quite incredible to find a psychotherapist who is far more fragile than her patients, but miraculously, can still help them. Jeannee Sebel, the psychotherapist takes us on a roller coaster ride as she discovers herself and the real meaning of success. She shows us what a thin line there is between sanity and insanity in all of us, through her group therapy session with the audience. This show was conceived when I worked as a social worker for the department of social services in New York and as a psychotherapist at a psychiatric clinic in Los Angeles. – It was a semi-finalist in the Samuel French Playwright’s Festival and was chosen to play at the Harold Clurman Theater in New York. It was also chosen for the LA Woman’s Festival and the NY Fringe Festival.

Club Disco was an interactive play that ran for nine months in Los Angeles to rave reviews. I co-wrote, co-produced and also created the character of Angie. This entertaining play took place at Nick’s Disco in Bensonhurst Brooklyn in 1977. It involved dance contests, fashion shows, pizza, and drinks, even a wet t-shirt contest. The audience loved being a part of it, it was nothing but fun.

Silent Laughter is a half hour short film from the Women’s Directing Workshop at AFI.  This film is about a stand-up comic who picks on the wrong audience member. Unbeknownst to her, she befriends that very person and ends up fighting for her life. I wrote, co-produced and played the stand-up.

Custody of Connie, a feature script, is a look at the “so called” disabled teaching the “so called” abled; how to live life. One ex-sister-in-law unwillingly is given custody of her developmentally disabled ex-sister-in-law and through that relationship learns what life is really about. Who’s teaching who, and what is important.

Come Away With Me (To view the trailer click here) international award winning short film, that I adapted from the play, A Couple of Horses Asses by David Field. It’s about an interracial couple who were sweethearts in the 60’s. The woman goes to her high school reunion in hopes of re-kindling her romance with the love of her life. The film has been in over 30 film festivals and has won more than 15 awards.  I play Anne and was so fortunate to have the very talented Charlie Robinson play Michael. I am also proud to have directed it and wrote the title song ‘Come Away With Me Tonight’.

L.E Sue globetrotting to Russia from her living room.

L.E Sue globetrotting to Russia from her living room.

Globe Trotting From Home, is a very funny sizzle reel I wrote, directed and acted in for a travel show I am developing. The show is about L.E Sue’s travels around the world…not once leaving her home! This is unique, entertaining show for people who are unable to travel, but would like to think they have.

Globetrotting From Home with L.E Sue  (click to watch sizzle reel)

Cookieface, is a one-act play I wrote, a scene from it was done in a Women in Film Showcase. I then adapted it into a romantic comedy feature screenplay. It is about an actress, past her prime, who hardly works and finally makes a life change. To her surprise she finds fulfillment and love, and can finally tell her parents she is happy.

Aunt Loretta is a TV movie about open adoption. The story explains what having a family really means, and that it isn’t always a mother and father. This is a piercing look at a single woman who must deal with her fear and guilt about giving up a child so she can go on with her life and start her own family.

I have to do everything before I can sit down and write. Once I do get the ball rolling, it flows and is very exciting.
Watch Ellen on Phil Giangrande’s show Seated at the Writers Table where she discusses her process and passion for writing.

 

Watch a clip (1:21): Seated At The Writers Table
Listen to the entire pod cast click: Pod Cast Seated At The Writers Table

The Adventures Ronald and Edgar is a half-hour dramady series in the vein of The Odd Couple, just a little odder. It’s about two high functioning men with developmental disabilities that together take on the world. It is a vary honest, heartfelt and humorous look at life. Click to View

Waiting for Ronald is an international award winning short film, shot on 35mm, that I wrote, produced and directed. The film is about a 37 year old man with developmental disabilities who finally leaves the institution where he has spent most of his life. He takes his suitcase, his fears and humor to meet his best friend and start a new life. Jody Clark, who has developmental disabilities, played the lead, Ronald. Michael Luckerman, who is not disabled, but plays a disabled character, plays his best friend Edgar. These two actors where sensational and had an incredible relationship.  To View The Trailer Click Here (20min)

My Psychotherapy Comeback Tour is an award winning one-woman show that I wrote and performed. This is a hilarious and very touching tour de force reliving the life story of a brilliant, successful, Beverly Hills psychotherapist. How she deals with society’s pressures to succeed, her fall from grace, her climb back up, or rather, her struggle to get to the middle. It is quite incredible to find a psychotherapist who is far more fragile than her patients, but miraculously, can still help them. Jeannee Sebel, the psychotherapist takes us on a roller coaster ride as she discovers herself and the real meaning of success. She shows us what a thin line there is between sanity and insanity in all of us, through her group therapy session with the audience. This show was conceived when I worked as a social worker for the department of social services in New York and as a psychotherapist at a psychiatric clinic in Los Angeles. – It was a semi-finalist in the Samuel French Playwright’s Festival and was chosen to play at the Harold Clurman Theater in New York. It was also chosen for the LA Woman’s Festival and the NY Fringe Festival.

Club Disco was an interactive play that ran for nine months in Los Angeles to rave reviews. I co-wrote, co-produced and also created the character of Angie. This entertaining play took place at Nick’s Disco in Bensonhurst Brooklyn in 1977. It involved dance contests, fashion shows, pizza, and drinks, even a wet t-shirt contest. The audience loved being a part of it, it was nothing but fun.

Silent Laughter is a half hour short film from the Women’s Directing Workshop at AFI.  This film is about a stand-up comic who picks on the wrong audience member. Unbeknownst to her, she befriends that very person and ends up fighting for her life. I wrote, co-produced and played the stand-up.

Custody of Connie, a feature script, is a look at the “so called” disabled teaching the “so called” abled; how to live life. One ex-sister-in-law unwillingly is given custody of her developmentally disabled ex-sister-in-law and through that relationship learns what life is really about. Who’s teaching who, and what is important.

Come Away With Me (To view the trailer click here) international award winning short film, that I adapted from the play, A Couple of Horses Asses by David Field. It’s about an interracial couple who were sweethearts in the 60’s. The woman goes to her high school reunion in hopes of re-kindling her romance with the love of her life. The film has been in over 30 film festivals and has won more than 15 awards.  I play Anne and was so fortunate to have the very talented Charlie Robinson play Michael. I am also proud to have directed it and wrote the title song ‘Come Away With Me Tonight’.

L.E Sue globetrotting to Russia from her living room.

L.E Sue globetrotting to Russia from her living room.

Globe Trotting From Home, is a very funny sizzle reel I wrote, directed and acted in for a travel show I am developing. The show is about L.E Sue’s travels around the world…not once leaving her home! This is unique, entertaining show for people who are unable to travel, but would like to think they have.

Globetrotting From Home with L.E Sue  (click to watch sizzle reel)

Cookieface, is a one-act play I wrote, a scene from it was done in a Women in Film Showcase. I then adapted it into a romantic comedy feature screenplay. It is about an actress, past her prime, who hardly works and finally makes a life change. To her surprise she finds fulfillment and love, and can finally tell her parents she is happy.

Aunt Loretta is a TV movie about open adoption. The story explains what having a family really means, and that it isn’t always a mother and father. This is a piercing look at a single woman who must deal with her fear and guilt about giving up a child so she can go on with her life and start her own family.

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