Ellen Donnelly is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1986 and received her B.A. in creative writing from the New School in 2009. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing & poetics from the University of Washington in 2016. Most recently, her short film Call Me Rabbit was presented as a solo exhibition and installation at Actual Size Los Angeles from December 2018 - January 2019. She currently is developing two narrative short films which explore the commodification of spiritual ideas and practices. At MacDowell, she made costume pieces for an upcoming short film she is writing and directing titled How to Breathe. She also wrote fiction to add to a collection of short stories she started as her M.F.A. thesis work.