Eliza was the 2016 Sundance Asian-American Feature Film Fellow, and attended the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive that same year with her Athena Film Festival award-winning screenplay, A BEAUTIFUL LIE, about crime novelist Patricia Highsmith. In 2017, she was selected to participate at the first ever Amazon Studios lab.
Currently, Eliza has set up two original TV series, including an epic, WWII mini-series starring and executive produced by Steven Yeun (THE WALKING DEAD). The other series, PRETTY LITTLE FACE, is based on her experiences as a teenage model. Her pilot, ANGELICA, about the last standing abortion clinic in a state, has been included on the We For She WriteHer List, the best unproduced pilots by women. This project was also in competition at the 2018 Cannes /MipTV showcase of exceptional international drama series from new voices. The series is being produced by Oscar award winning, Shaun Redick, and Yvette Yates of Impossible Dreams (BLACKKKLANSMAN, GET OUT).
In 2019, Eliza was tapped to adapt Norma Yaeger’s memoir, “Breaking Down the Walls”, for screen, which is about the first woman stockbroker on Wall Street. An international coproduction set within the global EDM scene has commissioned Eliza as writer. She will also pen the authorized Robby Krieger Story, the guitar hero of the rock band, The Doors.
Eliza’s feature, MAYBE TOMORROW, about rock legend Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, is being produced by Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), and executive produced by Sophia Chang (The RZA). With this script, she also went through the CAPE 2015 Film & TV Fellowship, and in 2017, she was invited to Film Independent's Fast Track with the project. She will make her directorial debut with this film.
As a 2015 Outfest Screenwriting Lab fellow, she was mentored by Patrick Tobin, Don Roos, and Guinevere Turner, Gideon Raff among others.
A Canadian, Eliza graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Film and further film studies in the Czech Republic. She took a detour to Asia as a DP trainee before returning to her calling: to write and direct.
Canneseries / MipTV 2018 In Development
Amazon Studios Lab 2017
Film Independent Fast Track Fellow 2017
WriteHer List 2017
Sundance Asian American Feature Film Fellow 2016
Sundance Screenwriters Intensive 2016
Outfest Screenwriting Lab 2015
Athena Film Festival 2015 Screenwriting Award