Elliot Montague is a transgender experimental and fictional narrative filmmaker. His films explore the nuances of transgender and queer narratives through engagement with familial relationships and rural landscapes. Elliot is a twice recipient of the Princess Grace Award. He was the guest director on Rhys Ernst's documentary series, "We've Been Around." Elliot’s work has shown at the Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, the DOKMA festival in Maribor, Slovenia, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Paris Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Dashanzi Arts Festival in Beijing, China, among others. Elliot teaches film production at both Amherst and Smith Colleges. His film work is partially distributed through Women Make Movies in New York City and Video Data Bank in Chicago.
Elliot is currently in post-production on his narrative film LIGHT ON A PATH, FOLLOW, which centers a Latinx pregnant transgender man who endures labor alone in rural New England (Pocumtuc Territory) in the mid-1990s, guided only by a mysterious midwife spirit.
2017 Interview with FemeXFilmArchive