Beginning his career with zero ties to the music and film industries, Eli entered the media world in the summer of 2016 with little experience in the field. Eli found quick success in creating music videos for local rap artists, garnering thousands of views within a few months of his first two projects.
Word spread fast of Eli's editing skills and the young director slowly moved up in artist size, working with more established creatives with larger bodies of work. Eli also began housing some of his videos on his own YouTube channel and building a profile behind himself as a film director, naming his film company "Elixr Exports."
In between video work, Eli began developing his second passion, music, into a side job. Purchasing some basic DJ equipment and taking a few weeks to become familar with mixing software, Eli was able to score some local gigs as an event DJ. The money made from the gigs went towards additional film equipment and marketing. Similar to the film business, Eli's DJ business slowly grew in size, expanding to homecomings, clubs, sweet 16's, and even proms.
In November of 2017, Eli collaborated with SoHo-based rap artist "VICÈVRSA" on visuals for his song titled "Who Dat?" The music video, filmed over three days in Boston, Manhattan, and Brooklyn was premiered on December 1st, 2017 on culturedup.com and recieved noteriety from several other blogs and well-respected public figures in the Hip-hop scene.
In the first half of 2018, Eli worked hard to rise in the ranks of the New York creative scene. Working for established names such as EXSSV (Spinnin Records producer), Cashier Fresh (Vine star), WithLoveXavier (R&B Artist), and LA Fashion Magazine, the 17-year-old's portfolio is constantly expanding into a diverse range of photography and film.