Elliot Montague is a transgender fictional narrative and experimental documentary filmmaker. His films explore the nuances of trans 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 award-winning 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, centering Joaquín, a transmasculine pregnant person who endures labor alone in rural New England (Pocumtuc Territory) in the mid-1990s, guided only by a mysterious midwife spirit.