About Events Partners Press Resources Join Members Blog Donate

Home Page
Calendar of Events
Member Center

The Weather Girl

When a teenage girl from a Messianic Jewish sect strikes out to prove the Messiah is a man,she indulges in earthly temptations that jeopardize her standing in the community.


Erin Greenwell – Director/Co-Producer

Erin Greenwell directed her feature film My Best Day (Raúl Castillo, Ashlie Atkinson, Kate McKinnon) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She formed Smithy Productions with the aim to house various talents from the queer/independent art community under the umbrella of narrative/documentary storytelling. Other recent directing endeavors include “Oh Come On”, a punk DIY performance video for the Julie Ruin and co-directing “The Golden Age of Hustlers” featuring Justin Vivian Bond’s, remake of an iconic song written by legendary punk chanteuse Bambi Lake, about the 1970’s gay hustler scene on Polk Street in San Francisco during the pre- HIV/AIDS era.

This year she directed original shorts as a film fellow of the Q/A/M mentorship program, the multi-disciplinary arts program founded by Ira Sachs. Erin is currently a member of NYWIFT’s From Script to Production Fellowship. The Weather Girl would be her second feature.

Elena Zucker – Screenwriter

Elena Zucker is a playwright, screenwriter and theater director. Combined writing/directing projects include: Thread, (Perth, Australia); O Walter, My Walter, (C.O.W. Theater, NYC; recipient of the 2011 Goldberg Award for Playwriting at NYU); My Funny Valentine, (Access Theater, NYC); Concentric Circles, (Bailiwick Theater, Chicago); Imaginary Prisons, (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fringe First Award Nomination). Selected other writing includes: 6-Lane, (Production, Millibo Art Theater, Colorado); Parsippany Rhapsody and Slow Loris (Production, Stella Adler Studio of Acting); A Golem and a Half (development, LaMaMa, Etc) and A Dybbuk in Crown Heights (development, The Vertical Company).

She is the Artistic Director of The Vertical Company, a theater company dedicated to the creation of new work. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. The Weather Girl would be Elena’s first produced screenplay.



Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywift | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts