Lea Becker was born in 1985 in Munich, Germany. In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London). During her studies she spent an exchange semester at the Cooper Union in New York in the Fine Arts program. After graduation she moved back to Munich to set up her own graphic design studio, working in branding, illustration and strategy design.
In 2012 Lea began studying documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich and has since made many documentaries, fiction films, journalistic works and commercials mainly as a writer and director but also as a cinematographer and producer.
In 2015 she received the HFF- Media Arts Scholarship funded by the Kirch Foundation and Regina Hesselberger for her documentary web-series TRUE STORIES of which you can find 100 episodes online. Lea is a scholar of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, her films have been invited to numerous international festivals, such as Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis, Stockholm International Film Festival, Hof International Film Festival and many others. Her film JENNY was nominated for the 2017 German Short Film Award in Gold (Outstanding Short Film – Under 30 Minutes Length).
„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
„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
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“
„Swear“, documentary, 12 Min., writer, director, editor, producer: HFF München; online audience award, intl. Filmfestival Stockholm
„Fridolin“, documentary, 7 Min.
„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 Staatsministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie und Integration
Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern
Bayerischer Rundfunk, German broadcaster
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
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