About Ellen


She's a Producer

 And she’s SHORT!

She's an Actor

For longer than anyone else alive.

Learn more!

She's a Writer

And she writes … greeting cards!

She's a Director

D.I.R.E.C.T.O.R.  that’s me!

Under the banner of Lulu Productions, my projects have included film, documentaries, theater, web series, and music videos. 

As an actor I have worked with some incredible talent in Film, TV and theater. I studied with Lee Strasberg for acting and Stella Adler for script analysis. I am a lifetime member and audition judge for the Actor’s Studio and the  the recipient of the prestigious Robert Proski Character Actor Award.


I write film, television, theater, shows, poems, I even wrote a song for one of my films. I can’t stop writing! Love of life inspires me to write dramedy about real life that makes you laugh and cry. 

Ellen directing on set Waiting For Ronald
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I am proud to be the director of two international award-winning short filmsWaiting For Ronald and Come Away With Me as well as my award-winning one-woman show, My Psychotherapy Comeback Tour.

 Acting Workshop

Ellen always wanted to share her love of acting  – so 25 years ago she developed the Ellen Gerstein Acting Workshop,

Children and adults, alike, have enjoyed and learned the art of acting directly from Ellen.  You can, too!  Get all the 411 by simply connecting with Ellen by clicking the info button. 


Sylvia’s Just Sayin’, a comedy web series. I’m Sylvia Utnik, an extremely opinionated and outspoken single lady. Being in the “NOW” is of the utmost importance to me. I’m a wonderful, inspiring feisty character who combats ageism. I’m an action hero! You’ll laugh your tushie off watching me. I’m all about “Gossipin’… Gabbin’… Gigglin’ and Gettin’ Real!”

Contact Me

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For Media Contacts, Interview Requests, Bookings, and Workshops – please use the contact form button below or connect via email here.: LuLuProductions4@gmail.com

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