FOUNDER & Executive Director
Ellen Steloff founded Rabbit Hole Screenings in 2010 with a pilot program in a classroom at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles. Ellen’s passion for the medium of film is the result of both her personal journey and her professional career as a film executive and producer. For more than 20 years, Ellen has worked at screening, programming, acquiring, developing and producing films. Witnessing the transformative power of the medium, Ellen has always had an emotional connection to the world of film and this has organically translated to teenagers who needed a resource of personal expression and storytelling.
Director of Program Development
With more than 35 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, her career began while still a graduate student at Cornell University where she developed an outreach and engagement program for rural students while commuting to New York City to work in literary management and development for the Circle Repertory Company. Kate has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as an arts administrator and consultant both in New York and Los Angeles but has found her greatest satisfaction in helping young people discover the exhilaration and insight that comes through engaging with the arts.
Oliver was raised in Franklin, Tennessee. After designing a bachelor's degree in Motion Picture Production at Belmont University, he moved to Los Angeles, got an MFA in Directing from Chapman University and began pursuing a career in film.
He's worked on countless feature, commercial and music video sets, and is happy now to be sharing his knowledge and experience with high schoolers.
Guest Teaching Artist
Keiko works with some of our Rabbit Hole programs by bringing her 30 years of experience as a holistic Qi therapist to the students. She enriches our workshops with cultural support, physical healing and exercises in mindfulness. She shares our great passion for supporting the self expression of young people and believes in the simple power of preparing, passing and sharing a cup of tea, which creates a sense of community and provides a moment to take pause.
With a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA, Colin led creative writing workshops for incarcerated youth at Central Juvenile Hall in LA. He became Site Coordinator/Lead Facilitator for The Beat Within, an organization that publishes participants’ writing for juvenile halls across the country. Also, he led computer training workshops for the unemployed and homeless at Chrysalis in Santa Monica. Colin wants to continue to provide a safe place for self-expression for youth through participation in the arts.
He has recently left daily Rabbit Hole operations to pursue a Masters degree in social work/heroism at NYU.