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WRITERS & DIRECTORS
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80803 München – Germany
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Lea Becker is a writer and director, working both in fiction and non-fiction for television and the big screen.

Lea is currently writing her debut feature REBECCA (WT), a psychothriller about a traumatized German police officer taking revenge on her abusive American wife. It will be produced by Pssst Film!, a subsidiary of Constantin Film.

Most recently, Lea directed three episodes for SOKO — one of the longest-running German crime series — after directing three episodes the year before. In 2019, Lea also wrote and directed the feature-length documentary A Perfect Run, commissioned by the German public broadcaster ZDF. It premiered at the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis in the documentary competition. In the same year, her documentary web series TRUE STORIES was licensed to Samsung TV, which has generated over 5 million views. Since 2015, Lea has created, produced and shot around 100 episodes.

In 2016, Lea wrote, produced and directed the acclaimed short film JENNY . It was nominated for the 2017 German Short Film Award and the Best Short Film Award at the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis. It won the Newcomer Award for Best Actor and the Bavarian Film Commission Award. Shortly after, she was offered to create, write and direct the miniseries Hit And Run in 2018.

Many of Lea’s films have been invited to international film festivals — most notably the Berlinale Drama Series Days. At the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2013, Lea won the Online Audience Award for her debut documentary short, Swear.

Lea holds a BA from the University of the Arts London and the Cooper Union in New York and an MA from the University of Television and Film Munich (almuni: Wolfgang Petersen, Bernd Eichinger, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck). She is represented in Germany by Monica Conti, CEO of WRITERS & DIRECTORS.

Filmography (selection)
2020
„A Perfect Run”, 94. min., documentary, writer & director, producer: Jupiter_Fiction with ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel and University of Television and Film Munich, additional funding by FFF Bayern

2019
“SOKO Potsdam”, 3 episodes, director, produced by Bantry Bay Productions

2018
„Space Saloon”, documentary portrait series, director & cinematographer, client: Southern California Institute of Architecture & Space Saloon
„Sunday in Bed S/S 2019″, fashion film, director & cinematographer, client: Sunday In Bed
„Happy Hamster”, spec spot commercial, writer & director, client: Cerveza Dos Equis, producer: ArcticFoxFilm
„POWERBANKS, series pilot for Wildbunch/SENATOR FILM, writer; director: Britta Thie
„HIT AND RUN”, fictional web-series for FUNK / ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel,
5 episodes | 60 Min., creator, writer & director, producer: lüthje schneider hörl | FILM
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Berlinale Drama Series Days
„SUGAR”, music video for SAMT, concept & director, producer: lüthje schneider hörl | FILM
„100 Jahre Freistaat Bayern”, commercial, concept & director, client: Bavarian Industry Association, Bavarian Farmers Association, producer: wirFILM

2017
„You Believe”, social spot, copy, concept & director, client: Bavarian States Ministries, producer: Serious Fox
„Wind catcher”, TV reportage about the traditional medicine of Vietnam, 29 min., director, cinematographer
„Was suchst du hier?“, TV-Reportage, 15 Min., cinematographer, director: Veronika Hafner, producer: HFF München
„Jenny”, fiction, 28 min., writer, director, co-producer (OK KOSMOS FILM) with HFF München
Nominated for the German Short Film Award 2017, Winner Best Newcomer Male Lead Actor, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Winner FFF Förderpreis, International Short Film Week Regensburg
„24h Bayern”, TV-Documentary, director, producer: Megaherz & Bayerischer Rundfunk
„TRUE STORIES“, documentary web-series, creator, director, cinematographer
„TRUE STORIES*FILMFEST MÜNCHEN”
„TRUE STORIES*LITERATURFEST MÜNCHEN”
„TRUE STORIES*50 JAHRE HFF”

2016
„TRUE STORIES*WORKERS”
„TRUE STORIES*MÜNCHEN”
„TRUE STORIES*BERLIN”
„TRUE STORIES*JAPAN”

2015
„TRUE STORIES*NEW YORK”
„The Right Kind Of Love”, documentary, 45 min., co-director

2013
„Swear”, documentary, 12 Min., writer, director, editor, producer: HFF München; online audience award, intl. Filmfestival Stockholm

2009
„Fridolin“, documentary, 7 Min.

2008
„Two Cities“, experimental film, 5 Min.

Lea works as a director and designer for a wide range of clients, production companies and agencies, such as:
Bayerisches Kultusministerium
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie und Integration
Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern
Bayerischer Rundfunk, German broadcaster
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Expolab, agency for advanced communication and design, Munich
FUNK, German broadcaster
Heinemann Kommunikation, Kommunikationsagentur, München & London
IDEO, international design agency, London & Munich
Iris, intl. marketing agency, London
Literaturfest München/
lüthje schneider hörl | FILM, production company, Munich
Megaherz, film production company, Munich
Museumspädagogisches Zentrum München
Serious Fox, production company, Munich
Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne München
Sunday in Bed, interiors and clothing store, Munich
vbw – Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.
Virtual Identity, web marketing agency, Munich
wirFILM, production company, Munich
ZDF, German broadcaster
Zibert + Friends, event agency, Munich