Writer & Director
Elaine Constantine is a globally-recognised photographer and film maker who made her name working for The Face magazine in the 90’s.
Elaine’s photography has appeared in several solo exhibitions, book projects and group shows internationally and in 2006 she won the Royal Photographic Society’s Terrence Donovan achievement award. She has shot for leading fashion publications and clients including French, Italian and US Vogue, W, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vivienne Westwood, Diesel and Burberry.
Elaine has directed commercials, pop videos and short documentary projects. She was named as Creative Review’s best director in their 2002 Creative Futures Award and directed the NYT 9 Kisses 2014
In 2012 Elaine wrote and directed her debut feature film Northern Soul, a drama based on her experiences growing up in the North of England in the 70’s. The film was independently produced and once completed was picked up for distribution by Universal Studios.
Made on a modest budget, Northern Soul was a break out success and made the UK box office top ten in its opening weekend.
The film was subsequently Nominated for both a BAFTA Outstanding Debut and a London Critics’ Circle award and won the NME’s Best Film in 2015. Elaine is now in development on her next screenplay.