Filmmakers and Crew

Amy C. Elliott

Amy C. Elliott is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She has been shooting motion and still editorial assignments for over fifteen years, with a particular focus on regional American culture. She directed and shot the feature documentaries Wicker Kittens (2014) and World’s Largest (2010). She was awarded the American Society of Media Photographer’s Best of 2012 honors for The War Within, a major multimedia project for The American Legion, focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. Other clients include The New York Times, American Road and The Public Art Fund. She is a graduate of Princeton University.

Elizabeth Donius

Elizabeth Donius is a producer, filmmaker and arts administrator. She is currently in post-production on KOLLE 37, a short documentary-fiction hybrid film about two girls who imagine their way to a real Berlin adventure playground. In 2016, she will collaborate with the Yale Center for British Art to program their children’s film festival and create a series of short films with local students.

Since 2011 she has served as the Community Programs Manager for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, identifying and developing programs at the intersection of the New Haven community and visiting artists from across the world. From 2004-2008, Elizabeth worked as the Executive Director of the IFP Chicago, a member-advocacy organization for filmmakers across the Midwest.

In addition to Salvage, she collaborated with Amy Elliott on the documentary World’s Largest, which premiered at SXSW 2010. Together they also produced several segments for the IFC program Split Screen, as well as their first film project, Headless.


Bill Staines – Composer