Synopsis

A successful, upper middle-class lawyer, with a wife and two small children, finally comes to terms with his neglected past and his desire to become a woman. He starts out on a journey where his needs and actions put his family life at risk and eventually lead him to make decisions that will change his life forever.

About the Filmmaker

Elia es una cineasta venezolana,  escritora y directora de Teatro. Ha sido cuatro veces selección oficial de venezuela al Oscar de la Academia. – Su película “Punto y Raya” ganó 30 premios internacionales.  Su siguiente película “Des-autorizados” (2010) estuvo nominada a los premios Golden Globet en el Shanghai Film Festival -Categoría “A”-  Ha sido Escritora,  Productora, Directora de Casting y Directora desde 1980.  Fundadora de Joel Films y productora de “Sicario” (1994) (película ganadora de 34 premios internacionales,  incluyendo Tokyo -“A”- Huelva, La habana, Santa Barbara, Biarritz . Con “Oro Diablo” (2001) ganó 10 premios internacionales- “El Don” (2006) “Un Lugar Lejano (2008). “Esclavo de Dios” (2011) y “Solo” (2016)  –  Su película “Huelepega” (2000) fué censurada por las autoridades de Venezuela y luego estrenada con el más alto box office , siendo numero # 1 en horario estelar, en Televisión abierta.  

Schneider se graduó primero en Psicología en la UCAB- Venezuela ,  y luego admitida para un MFA en la Universidad de New York Tisch School of the Arts donde  se gradúa en 1982.

Elia ha sido tambien premiada como directora y escritora de Teatro ,  realizando varias obras basadas en Kafka,  todas presentadas en La Mama Etc. de New York,  desde 1982,  “Wunskonzert” “Blumfeld” “Gaz” “Stasis” “Rooms” “La Lección”  “Emigrantes”. Sus obras recibieron favorables críticas del New York Times, Village Voice, Dayly News, entre otros. Ha estado preparando actores desde 1980.  Dirigiendo clases basadas en Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner en American Latina y en el Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles.  En abril 2015,  Schneider, estrenó su último trabajo teatral “Judgment on the Gray Beach” ,  una vez más en La Mama Etc. en New York,  con excelentes críticas de Theater Wire.  Su más reciente film  “Tamara” se estrenó en el 2016.

Actualmente está en pre-producción de dos nuevas peliculas “The Black Stork”  y “Unfit” y una nueva obra de teatro que se estrenará en New York,  en el 2018

Elia is a Venezuelan Filmmaker, Writer and Theater Director. She has been four times “Venezuelan Official Selection to the Academy Awards” (Oscar) Her latest film “Punto y Raya” (2005) won 30 Internationals awards.  Her film “Des-autorizados” (2010) was nominated for the Golden Globet Award in the Shanghai Film Festival -Category “A”- Has been a Writer, Producer, Casting Director and Director since 1980. Founder of Joel films and produced “Sicario” (1994) -34 international awards including: Tokyo (A) Huelva, La habana, Santa Barbara- Biarritz.- “Devil Gold” (2001) -10 international awards- “The Boss” (2006)-” A Distant Place” (2008) “God’s Slave” (2011) and”Alone” (2016) —  Her film “Huelepega” (2000)  was censored by Venezuela authorities and then release with the highest gross of the year in box office and number #1 in Television prime time.  

She first graduated in Psychology in UCAB – Venezuela, and then admitted to the MFA program in New York University Tisch School of the Arts and then graduated in 1982.

Mrs. Schneider has also been an award winner theatre Writer-Director of several plays based on kafka, all staged in : La Mama ETC in New York,  since 1982- “Wunskonzert” “Blumfeld” “Gaz” “Stasis””Rooms” “The Lesson””Emigrants”- Her plays received favorable critical notice of The New York Times, Village Voice, Daily News. Has been coaching and teaching actors since 1980. Led workshops based on Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner in Latin America, and at Los Angeles Stella Adler Academy of Acting- In april 2015 Mrs. Schneider open the play “Judgment on the Gray Beach”  again at La Mama ETC in New York with excelent reviews by Theater Wire. Her latest  film “Tamara” opened in 2016.  

She is currently in pre-production of two new films”The Black Stork”  and “Unfit” and a new theater play to be opened in New York in 2018.