Elizabeth
Gorcey

Director

Elizabeth has extensive experience working in the cinematic field as an actress, director, and producer. She used this knowledge in her fight to create documentary-style films that shed light on the stories of the unnoticed, the unheard.  By boldly exploring socially taboo topics like aging and disability, she translated the lives of others into compelling films.  Elizabeth’s creative endeavors won awards and advocated for individuals and communities the world had pushed aside. 

Films

23min | Documentary, Short | 29 April 2005 (USA)

Adopting Ginny (2005)

Director: Elizabeth Gorcey
Starring: Virginia Matthews

12min | Short, Thriller | 3 March 2008 (USA)

Breast Pump and Blender (2008)

Director & Writer: Elizabeth Gorcey

Starring: Justina Machado, Bryan Callen, Olivia Amiri

Breast Pump and Blender Award Winner
Breast Pump and Blender Director Award
Not Rated | 21min | Short, Drama, Family | August 2014 (USA)

The Quitting Coach (2011)

Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Elizabeth Gorcey, Michael Perl
Starring: Dr. Nili Sachs, Jim Dowd

24min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Quit (2015)

Director: Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Elizabeth Gorcey, Michael Perl
Starring: Justina Machado, Brianne Davis, John Ciccolini, Michael Perl

Not Rated | 21min | Short, Drama, Family | August 2014 (USA)

Just Another Man's Story (2013)

Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Rick Podell, Montgomery Roberts
Starring: Ron Glass, Charles Palmer, Doris Roberts

Awards & Recognition

Worldfest Houston

Platinum Best Dramatic Short
Breast Pump and Blender
WINNER

HBO’s New York Latino international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Rhode Island international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Film Brothers film Festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

“Best of fest” encore screenings, Rhode Island festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Visionfest ‘08: the other festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Los Angeles Latino international film festival

Breast Pump and Blender
OFFICIAL SELECTION

Contact

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23min | Documentary, Short | 29 April 2005 (USA)

Adopting Ginny (2005)

We all want to be independent-to think for ourselves, to live on our own, to have our own dreams.


Virginia Matthews has found her independence at 63. And now she’s about to be adopted.
Virginia survived years of sexual and mental abuse at the hands of her own mother, and years of misdiagnosis by a medical community that incorrectly labeled her ‘mentally retarded’ and isolated her both physically and psychologically with a myriad of drugs – drugs improperly prescribed for conditions that didn’t even exist.


The story of Virginia proves that a person can overcome a label. Can overcome their own handicaps. Can love and be loved.


From the outside this new family might look like the poster children for dysfunctional But Virginia, Hilary, Ben and others prove that humor, charm and sincerity can be shared to create a family more filled with love than the blood ties we’re born with.
Meet survivors. Meet this family. Meet Virginia.

Director: Elizabeth Gorcey
Starring: Virginia Matthews

12min | Short, Thriller | 3 March 2008 (USA)

Breast Pump and Blender (2008)

Lizzie, a new mom has everything, a loving husband, a two week old beautiful baby girl, nice home and an enigmatic Au pair.
Lizzie’s reality seems to be warping, slowly unraveling playing havoc on her sense of reason. She begins to act impulsively driving herself into a kind of madness.
Sometimes things are not as they seem or are they?

Director & Writer: Elizabeth Gorcey
Starring: Justina Machado, Bryan Callen , Olivia Amiri

The Quitting Coach (2011)

Have you gone your whole life wanting to quit something that you think is holding you back or not good for you but you need help?
Do you want to get your life moving forward?
Are you not happy and want to do something?
Ask Doctor Nili – she’ll tell you to ‘JUST QUIT’!
Dr. Nili can help you to quit dating those unavailable men and women, quit bad family habits and quit body image issues.

Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Elizabeth Gorcey, Michael Perl
Starring: Dr. Nili Sachs, Jim Dowd

24min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Quit (2015)

Four childhood friends, now in their thirties, come together for a funeral and, over the course of a long night of drinking and fighting, make an agreement that will change their lives forever.

Director: Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Elizabeth Gorcey, Michael Perl
Starring: Justina Machado, Brianne Davis, John Ciccolini, Michael Perl

Not Rated | 21min | Short, Drama, Family | August 2014 (USA)

Just Another Man's Story (2013)

Robert, a successful businessman, was once wrongly accused of molesting his own son. After a 16 year absence he is reunited with his son, now 18 years old, and comes to terms with the long separation.

Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Gorcey
Writers: Rick Podell, Montgomery Roberts
Starring: Ron Glass, Charles Palmer, Doris Roberts