Ellie Walton began her work in media when she was eight years old at her local community radio station in Washington DC where she protested the destruction of the rainforest. While completing a degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, she worked at a variety of radio stations in Guatemala, Scotland and Washington DC, producing a series of documentaries about the Guatemalan elections which aired on the Pacifica Network. After conducting research for a film about the peace process in Sierra Leone, Ellie went on to complete a Masters in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006. Her thesis film, Chocolate City, which explores the poetic resistance to the gentrification of Washington DC, premiered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is now touring throughout the United States.
Ellie has facilitated film workshops with youth throughout London and has recently completed a project making films with young offenders in two UK prisons. She is currently working on a documentary about the US-Mexico border and continues to enjoy the participative nature of filmmaking within her work.