Elena Zazanis

Elena Zazanis

Actor, Director, Creator
GEM Productions LLC

Full Bio
ELENA ZAZANIS is a proud SAG-AFTRA, AEA member with credits in film, new media and commercial/industrial productions, as well as theater, for which she received a lead actress award from Planet Connections. She is a staff actor for legal practice classes, videos and mock trials at Fordham Law School, where she employs her improvisation skills in roles ranging from victim to police officer, and expert witness to criminal.

Elena began her career in performing arts as a singer/songwriter, then gravitated to commercial voice-overs and eventually legit acting. After a long hiatus from singing, she formed the a cappella ensemble Cabaret Sauvignon and began performing for corporate, non-profit and municipal events.

Most recently, she wrote and directed The Red Gucci Bag, which was selected by the Golden Door International Film Festival. Her directing experience extends to Desperate Hostess, a short film for Wine Spectator Magazine, as well as numerous off-off-Broadway and regional stage productions.

Industry Awards
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for Kathleen in Recovery