A hybrid of fiction and non-fiction, this book includes the original short story and the screenplay adaptation, plus photos of film and an act of TV pilot script. Angela Jacobs makes life altering decisions while waiting for her boyfriend in her small town, along with their friends. The non-fiction part is the story of how Gena Ellis became a screenwriter and the behind the scenes of how the short story set in West Virginia became an award-winning Australian film. For film students and general film fans.

A Journey of Adaptation

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Buy my book, Angela’s Decision: A Journey Of Adaptation, and I’ll donate half of royalties in February to the Foundation. If tax invoice needed, please donate directly to the Foundation. Thanks.

Drama, International • 50 min • 13+

Defined by Australia's stark landscape and her bleak future, Angela makes a decision that alters her life forever. Life is what you decide. 




Drama, Coming of Age, Thriller • 18 min

During West Virginia's 2014 Elk River chemical spill, a first-generation college student, charged with the care of her rebellious younger sister, instead becomes consumed by an issue with their water supply.

Starring Rebeca Robles, Chloe Roe and Van Hansis
Writer-Director Ursula Ellis
Producers Ben Gojer, Kiera Kyoto Lewis, Emerson Nosek, and Nadia Zoe
Co-Producer Gena Ellis 

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Hillbilly Chocolate: a little ol' story

Aunt Edith's homemade chocolate cake brings back memories of brotherly love and pranks at a family Fourth of July picnic. Grab the Kindle edition on Amazon!


Christmas Tradition

In a small Appalachian town, an elderly mother embarks on her annual Christmas tradition, a journey through time and the Korean War, arriving at an unexpected destination.

"A believable story about a young woman trying to better herself. I am American, but I am very familiar with this area... Sometimes going into service might be just about the only way out for kids like Angela...A very realistic, sad, but at the end Angela had plotted her course."

"A moving film, the emotional impact building in a very engrossing way. Wonderful actors in a believable and difficult story. The music written for the film enhanced it a great deal. Angela will stay with me. I think you will be glad you watched it too."

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There's a number of reasons why this story is worth your time and 99 cents, but possibly the most pleasant surprise is that unlike so many American Korean War vet narratives, it actually puts Koreans and the pain they suffered from the war back in the story.

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