Elena has been working in the film industry in the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. since the late 1980’s. She was an intern in wardrobe on the set of the original film, “Hairspray” written and directed by Baltimore Director John Waters in 1987.
She spent the summer of 1990 working as the personal assistant to Kevin Bacon. While working for him she was also putting together a script, eventually titled Life After Lisa, which would later become her second web series.
In 1992 Elena joined the union I.A.T.S.E. Local 487 and started working in the craft services department for films and commercials. She was the Key Craft Services on many John Waters films including Pecker, Cecil B. Demented, and A Dirty Shame. She also filled the spot of Key Craft Services on all five seasons of the hit HBO Series, The Wire.
In 1998 she created her first web series, Jamie’s Way. She hired a local teen cast, including her god-daughter Krysten, and filmed four episodes. But back in 1998-2001 sites like YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Vimeo etc. barely existed, and it took forever to download video on the web. Still, the teen cast has their share of fans, and the site had 20,000 hits a day! How? “Pictures!” smiles Elena, “always updated with new pictures.”
In 2008, after The Wire ended, the work on film sets in the mid-Atlantic area became non-existent. Elena went back to New Media and created two more web series, Life After Lisa (based off the script she had started writing back in college) and Click On This, a lifestyle interview show.
Two webisodes of Life After Lisa were filmed in the Fall of 2008 and the web series became one of the first 11 web serials to be a New Media Signatory for the Writer’s Guild East.
Elena started filming webisodes of Click On This at the premiere of the movie Respire, and at the Baltimore Women’s Film Festival in 2009 and to date there have been over 500 episodes released with many more on the way! Elena and her cast will be filming interviews at the Sundance Film Festival 2015, and the show will air on an ABC affiliate in Baltimore in February, 2015!
Unique traits: Web Producer
Life After Lisa Drama ⋄ Thriller For Jessie Beaumont, the innocence of the 1980s ends in her freshman year of college. Dorming in a dead girl's room, Jessie finds the spirit of Lisa still haunts everyone around her. As Jessie uses Lisa the subject of her Film 101 project and learns more about Lisa, she finds herself transforming into and fulfilling Lisa’s spot amongst her friends. And feels drawn to resolve the issues of Lisa’s past before moving on with her own college future.
Life After Lisa - A Web Series
Internet by Kapri Productions LLC/ Elena Moscatt - Producer, Palmer Enfield - Director Mrs. Abby Coswell
"Click On This" won "Outstanding Achievement Winner" under "Best Lifestyle Web Series" LA Web Series Film Festival
"Click On This" won "Outstanding Achievement Winner" under "Best Lifestyle Series", LA Web Series Film Festival
"Life After Lisa" - award for "Top Five" screenplays, Baltimore Film Office contest, 2008