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Featured alongside Michelle Obama in the 2018 PBS Documentary, aptly titled, Beating The Odds--Elaine Del Valle was born and bred in New York City’s Murder Capital--Brownsville Brooklyn. Elaine garnered critical acclaim when she landed off Broadway with her autobiographical one woman play, Brownsville Bred—The New York Times calling it "From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph".
Elaine won the 2011 HOLA award for excellence in playwriting. In 2013, with a desire to make her work more accessible, Del Valle turned her attention to writing for screen. Elaine co-wrote, produced, and directed the comedy web series, Reasons Y I'm Single. Elaine has since produced over 50 shorts, and in 2015 Elaine became the first person to license an interstitial series (Gran’pa Knows Best) to the HBO Latino Network.
In 2016, Del Valle received the TELLY award for her co-production of The Smallest Step (a PBS/World Channel short film series).
Her directorial debut in a short film, Final Decision (which she also wrote and produced) screened at over a dozen film festivals, winning several awards, including a 2017 Best Narrative Director award.
In 2018, Elaine was selected as one of 9 directors to partake in the Sundance Short Narrative Film Lab (Miami). Her film-ME 3.769 is supported by a grant from Sundance Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For Elaine, ME 3.769 marks the first short (in her series of short films to come) based on her award winning play and true coming-of-age.
SHE SAID is another short that is based on Elaine's award winning autobiographical play.

Elaine Del Valle is a Brownsville, Brooklyn-bred Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate filmmaker. Elaine won the HBO Latinx short film director award, SXSW Audience Award, Seriesfest Caz Matthews award, and was featured in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Director showcase. Elaine is a Warnermedia 150 Artist whose films have been supported by the Sundance Institute, Knight Foundation, and Fractured Atlas. As a WRITER/DIRECTOR, her short films, Me 3.769 and Princess Cut went on to air on HBOmax. Her most recent project, Brownsville Bred, premiered at SXSW 2022, ultimately winning the audience award. Elaine is a Lynn Shelton award finalist and two-time Imagen Impact award nominee. She also received honorable mention as Best Director in a drama pilot at Seriesfest 2022. Redefine Magazine and Miami New Times named her a "Filmmaker to Watch". Ad Age called her short documentary, Tagged (filmed entirely on a mobile phone), "compelling." While Elaine loves expressing emotion through her camera, she's most proud of being referred to as an "actor's director." Her many years as an ACTOR (trained by Wynn Handman at New York City's Carnegie Hall) and her passion for bringing marginalized voices to entertainment led her to create her autobiographical one-woman stage play Brownsville Bred. ​ The New York Times feature story on Brownsville Bred was titled "From Girlhood Trials To Onstage Triumph." Empowered and fulfilled by the experience, Elaine would continue to act while writing, directing, and producing content representative of her Urban Latina experience. Elaine's most recent acting roles are as a recurring guest star in the ABC series Queens and Fox's The Resident. As a WRITER/CREATOR, Elaine's original drama pilot, The System, landed a pilot order with CBS and Sutton Street Productions (Jane The Virgin). ​ Elaine is a CSA casting director. Elaine has cast talented actors in hundreds of projects under her banner company, Del Valle Productions & Casting, and PRODUCED over 50 film titles. Elaine was the first person to ever license an interstitial series to HBO. Her films have screened at top-tier festivals, including Sundance, Hollyshorts, Urbanworld, SXSW, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Bentonville, Seriesfest, etc. ​ Elaine regularly lectures at Universities, including Emerson College and UMass Amherst, and spends her free time speaking at youth arts programs in underserved communities...including the one created by her daughter in Brownsville, Brooklyn. When asked of her greatest accomplishments, she includes affording her daughter's college education. ​ Affiliations: WGA, AWD, NYWIFT, NALIP, CSA, SAG, AEA, AWA, Hue You Know Elaine Del Valle the Actor ​ more...

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