Writer, Director & Producer
Eliya was born and raised in northern Israel and was raised in a small Spiritual Community in the Galilee region. In 2012, Right after her release from her duty military Service in the Israeli Defence Forces, Eliya enrolled into the Sam Spiegel Film in TV school in Jerusalem, where she had directed 3 short films.
After graduating the 5 year directing program at Sam Spiegel Film school at 2008, Eliya had moved to New York, towards her enrollment to graduate studies at Columbia University in 2009.
Eliya has graduated from the Columbia University School of The Arts with Film directing MFA Degree at May 2013. Over the years Eliya had directed 6 short films, which were shown in a number of film festivals around the world and on Israeli national TV. Her thesis film from Columbia University, Anchor was screened in Shanghai Film Festival student film competition at 2014.
Eliya is now located at Los Angeles, working as a freelance filmmaker and screenwriting consultant. She is now developing her first feature as a director, The Spiritual Bypass.
Anchor, Short Fiction
Reframed,Web Series Pilot
Sad Men, Short Fiction
Back Page, Short Fiction
Filipino Song, Short Fiction
A Different Language, Short Documentary