Screenwriter, Novelist


Elan Mastai is a novelist and screenwriter who enjoys casually leaning against walls with a friendly smile on his face as requested by his publisher.

Photo credit: David Leyes

Photo credit: David Leyes


Elan Mastai

“All Our Wrong Todays” is my first novel, but I’ve been writing professionally for the past fifteen years as a screenwriter. I’ve written movies for both independent production companies and the Hollywood studios, including scripts for Fox, Sony, Warner Brothers, and Paramount. My most recent film came out in 2014, after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. It’s called “What If”—also known as “The F Word”—a comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park, and Rafe Spall, directed by Michael Dowse. I was fortunate to win the Canadian Academy Award and the Writers Guild of Canada Award for my screenplay, and the movie played in more than thirty countries around the world.

I was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and currently live in Toronto, Ontario with my wife and kids and an Australian Shepherd named Ruby Slippers.