Elliott graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing, before pursuing an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the AFI Conservatory. While in school, he simultaneously gained industry experience by interning at Chicago Pacific Entertainment, Ghost House Pictures, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Phoenix Pictures.
In his free time, Elliott writes, plays soccer and the piano, and spends arguably too much time exploring other worlds through Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels.