Originally from Glasgow, Elaine trained as an actress in theatre and television before becoming increasingly interested in writing. She created, wrote and starred in the short film SARAH CHONG IS GOING TO KILL HERSELF which was commissioned by Creative England's 'Funny Girls' scheme as part of the BFI Network in association with Big Talk and Baby Cow. It led to her being commissioned by Film Four to write her first feature film which is a romantic comedy. Elaine currently has three short films in development as well as a six part dark comedy drama series. Elaine is also a freelance script editor and consultant. Elaine is mentored by the Oscar nominated writer and novelist Peter Straughan.