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Elana is currently working throughout the San Francisco Bay Area –

Get Stocked
Got to be in this fabulous shoot for Get Stocked
A new beverage delivery service with all your possible needs makes your next get together that much easier. This cast and crew was so fun! Check it out here!
BATS Improv:
Taking improv classes at BATS has been on the SF bucket list since moving here in 2021. The community is absolutely incredible! Loved the Mindset & Skillset class with Susie Sargent-- definitely recommend! 
Excited for the next level!
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King Lear: 
I took on the challenge of playing BOTH the regal Cordelia and the juggling Fool in my fourth production with BSC! You don't want to miss this heart wrenching production with a female Lear! You will cheer on as Cordelia fights for her birthright, laugh as the Fool partners with Lear through their journey, then cry in what many consider one of Shakespeare's most tragic endings. It's the best kind of emotional rollercoaster!

AND I'm nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play by the Bay Area Broadway World!
Vote Here!

Catch us at three different venues! Tickets here!
This is my first horror film in the bay! Working with the incredible writer/director Claire Haines, as well as the predominately female crew of Code Bear Media, this project holds a very special place in my heart. You'll gripping your seat in fear then I'll swoop in as the sassy best friend! Look out for this one coming to festivals soon!
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Midsummer Night's Dream --
The Musical!  

I am thrilled to be in my third production with The Berkeley Shakespeare Company and my first musical in the bay! Adapted by Sonya Baehr and music written by Thomas W. Jones, the magic feels fresh! Catch my Helena- Brandon Leland says that I "brought a consistent energy to every scene as Helena ... Swartz portrayed an eagerness and relentlessness as Helena that at times felt like watching Lucille Ball, in both dynamics and attitude".

Don't miss it! Tickets here!
A riff on 'Alice in Wonderland', Cyberland tells the story of a woman discovering the natural world despite expanding AI. Written and directed by Giulia Mucciarelli, this passion project had us filming from the expansive beaches of SF into the sprawling tech campuses. Keep an eye out for it at festivals!
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Twelfth Night: 
You'll have a grand ol' time in this 1920's inspired interpretation directed by Julianna King. Catch me as Olivia at The Aurora Theatre in Downtown Berkeley! You'll love the costumes I designed with the stock of SF's The Speakeasy.  

Tickets here!  Don't miss out!
Truth or Fate:
"A tarot-inspired card game that magically brings people closer with clever questions and activities, and then tells everyone's futures" says Daniel Schreiner who is the creator and founder of this new game! Check out their Kickstarter campaign here. I loved playing this new game during the shoot!
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Survey Monkey
I got to be a CEO for this Survey Monkey project!
Keep an eye out for it!
Lifestyle shoot with Rama Knight:
Can't wait for this campaign to come out soon! I had a blast in Santa Cruz and San Mateo with beach bonfires and stunning sunsets!
Much Ado About Nothing with Berkeley Shakespeare Company
The run has been extended!! 
Come see us at San Rafael’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre June 10-12 and June 17-19 at 6pm! 

The Marin Independent said, "Elana Swartz is enthusiastic and thoughtful as Hero in a way that makes her spirits being crushed hit that much harder. " 
For weekend two, I will be playing both sweet Hero and silly Seacoal! You won't want to miss it!

Click here for tickets!
Much Ado About Nothing with Berkeley Shakespeare Company:
I am thrilled to be making my SF debut and return to the stage as Hero with this incredible group of actors! Come see this hilarious and touching production with the Berkeley Shakespeare Company directed by Alejandra Luna. Get tickets here for May. Live theater is back!
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Shoot with Jorge Rojas
Starting on the streets of SF and ending with sunset on the Embarcadero, I had a blast shooting with Classy Jorge! Check out the full streetwear city shoot!
Bonnie & Clyde Music Video: 
This music video "brings the energy booster you need hidden behind your teen angst. This sad emo anthem hits on that mood after coping with loss where everything reminds you of the person you've just lost. Its has simple riffs, energetic drums and packs a punch at the end" (Rauli V). I loved working with Christian Lawrence and Wesley Ingraham to bring Rauli V'music video to life! Click here for the full video!
Shoot with Alex Sala:
Shooting on the beaches, on the streets, and in the bushes with SF based photographer Alex Sala was incredible! Alex said: "She's fun to be around and great to work with. Five stars".

Check out the full shoot here!
Commercial for DropOffer :
Do you need a bigger space? DropOffer can help! So many soaking wet laughs during this shoot with Townsend Visuals LLC- check out the spot here to giggle at our mishaps.
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Going Dark:
Zoom table reads are a fun way to  safely collaborate while we're all social distancing. I was cast as the lead in Going Dark which tells the story of sexual assault survivors and the communities that help them heal. It was truly a privilege to be a part of this process. 
Downtown Renaissance Virginia:
Are you shopping local this holiday season? I loves finding those perfect gifts for my friends and family! Where is your favorite spot to shop?
Shoot with Daryll Morgan:
Gotta love those shoots that make you feel like you're on top of the world. Daryll Morgan is based in RVA and a blast to work with!
HillsBros. Coffee:
Who doesn't love a warm and frothy cappuccino made in your own home!? Check out the spot here and remember that it is always okay to be "a little extra"! So fun to work with Jeff Atkins and the team at GKV Advertising
Truebill App Commercial:
I had a great time collaborating with director Rogelio Montes from TubeScience shooting this commercial from my home! Check out the full Instagram ad here!
Lovers' Lane Murders on Oxygen:
I am portraying Cassandra Lee Hailey, one of the real eight victims in the infamous unsolved Colonial Parkway Murders case. Catch the mini-series on the Oxygen app or website premiering Feb. 12th!
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Hey, I Saw Your Commercial!
I have completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 and is continuing with Coach Mike's program! Learning on camera commercial techniques, cold copy skills, commercial copy improvisation, group improv, and more, ALL during the pandemic! Check out his zoom classes here!
True Terror on the Travel Channel:
Taking a closer look at the spine-chilling mysteries in American History documented in the newspapers of the past! A must see with Robert Englund as the host!  
Lifestyle Shoot with Little Mountain Creative:
Working with Pam Perez was an absolute joy! Creating a lifestyle shoot complete with quaint shops, mountain views, and hoop earrings. Click here for the full fall shoot!
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Working on The Walking Dead: World Beyond and The Good Lord Bird as an extra were both incredible experiences! Living in a post-apocalyptic and a historic world was a true treat! Love working in beautiful Richmond, VA. Luckily they both premier on October 4th- so keep an eye out on both AMC and Showtime!  
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Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA:
Enjoy The Taste of Busch Gardens at their park in Williamsburg, Virginia this Sept 2 - 27th!  Such a fun shoot and a tasty event that you won't want to miss out on! But don't forget your mask! 
Devils Backbone Brewing Co:
I had so many laughs on set for the new seasonal brews from Devils Backbone Brewing Company!  Grabbing a cold one of these during this pandemic is definitely on my bucket list. But of course, please drink responsibly!
The Body In The Garden:
I just completed both voice over work and filming for a new book trailer this March! This historical murder mystery novel by Katharine Schellman will definitely keep you guessing! Working with Deep Structure Productions was such fun! Click here for the full trailer, and keep an eye out for the book coming to stores near you this April!
I am continuing to work on a new web-series 'Displaced' written and directed by Luba Gershenzon.  I'm getting muddy and bloody in this project! It's gonna be a wild ride!
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Banking Reimagined:
I had the opportunity of working with Hoopla Media on this product shoot. Check out the finished project to see the fun new tech and my cute furry costar!
I worked with Lauren Scott on her short film, Osiris. This visual poem explores the cyclical nature of the earth and its tension with our man made environment. Full of both under water work and huge industrial sets, I was thrilled to dive into the lead role of 'Woman.'  It did very well at the Baltimore Fringe Film Festival this past year!
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Stanley Martins Companies:
I worked with Tim Coburn Photography to bring this home to life. Lifestyle shoots are always more fun with kids! Check out this, and other realty shoots, on my Model Page.
Playhouse Creatures:
I am honored to bring Mrs. Mary Betterton to life in this historical drama set in 1669 England. Directed by Emily LaPlante for her Senior Thesis, this piece has powerful current parallels while exploring the first actresses ever legally allowed on the British stage!  Don't miss it April 18th- 20th at the JMU Arboretum!  Click here for more info and to follow along on this process!
Stained Glass:
I am a part of the world premiere of Stained Glass, a new play by Ingrid De Sanctis!  I am thrilled to originate the role of Tinker Belle in the JMU MainStage production.  Tinker Belle is a playful leader and yet holds nothing back when speaking the truth; her light illuminates both the good and the bad. This production, directed by Patrick Pearson the former Director of Artistic Programming at Ford's Theatre, creates a world in which fairytale characters collide with the traumatic past of Jewels, and help guide her into her own healing.
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More coming soon!
Keep checking in as I love to keep busy all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area!
Check the Acting & Modeling Pages for more production photos and media! Check out Instagram too!

I always brings energy and professionalism to every project.  
Count on me for a lot of laughs
and tons of heart!

Let's play!
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