Curtis Ellis

Curtis Ellis


Curtis Ellis was born in Lake Oswego, Oregon the youngest of six children. He attended Lakeridge High School in Oregon and The Mountain School in Vermont, then earned a B.A. in History from Yale College, and went on with friend Ian Cheney to co-created and starred in the 2007 Mosaic Films documentary, King Corn. Directed by Ellis' cousin Aaron Woolf, King Corn featured journalist Michael Pollan and Nixon-era Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz.[8] It received a limited theatrical release, aired nationally on PBS Independent Lens and won a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. Ellis and Cheney founded the documentary and advocacy company Wicked Delicate Films in 2005.Wicked Delicate's first feature documentary, The Greening of Southie, aired on the Sundance Channel,the Documentary Channel and on A&E Television Networks. The film told the story of Boston's first residential green building from the perspective of the men and women who constructed it. Curtis can be reached at www.foodcorps.org