Raised in rural Wisconsin, proud graduate of UC Berkeley, currently loving Los Angeles.

Elaine's first feature film as a writer/director was the horror movie The Purgation. Spinechillr called her film “one of the best horror movies I have seen this year, if not the best,” and Horror Cult Films declared “Elaine Chu is a name to look out for in the future.”

Elaine has also directed several award-winning short films, commercials, and music videos. Her Japanese-English film Maneki-neko won Best Comedy at the Post Alley Film Festival, and her video short Be Your Beautiful was a semi-finalist in Glamour's 2017 #NewView  Competition. 

At the moment, Elaine is developing her second feature.  When she's not on set, she plays basketball with the LA Nail Clippers and performs improv at

Westside Comedy Theater.