Elan Mastai’s most recent feature film, Sk8 Life, an ensemble drama he co-wrote with director Wyeth Clarkson (Deadend), had its international premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. His other produced features are the supernatural thriller Alone in the Dark, starring Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff, directed by Uwe Boll (House of the Dead) and distributed by Lion’s Gate Films, and the kid’s comedy MVP2: Most Vertical Primate, directed by Robert Vince (MVP: Most Valuable Primate) and distributed by Warner Brothers.
He also wrote the short film comedies 21st Century Scott, Chemistry, and How to Make a Canadian Film. At the moment, Elan has screenplays in development with a variety of Canadian and American production companies, including Gold Circle Films (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), NHO Entertainment (Brodie’s Law), Corvid Pictures (The Tracey Fragments), Triptych Media (Emotional Arithmetic), Keystone Entertainment (Air Bud), and Sheep Noir Films (Edison and Leo).
His comedy writing has appeared in National Lampoon and Cracked, and onstage at Toronto’s The Second City. In addition to his screenwriting work, Elan has been a film programmer for the Vancouver International Film Festival, a Sessions programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Director of Programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.
Born in Vancouver, Elan has a master’s degree in Media Studies from Concordia University and has taught screenwriting at the Queen’s University Department of Film and Media.
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