As she prepares for the audition that could make her career, an aspiring New York actress struggles to find true connection with the world around her. A Columbia University MFA film.

Directed by Connor Simpson
Produced by Frank Graziano
Written by Erlendur Sveinsson


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"Lea" was acquired for distribution by KQED / Film School Shorts and made its national broadcast premiere on PBS.

Winner: $10k Grant, Holle Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
Winner: Best Director & Outstanding Achievement in Film, Black Warrior Film Festival 2017
World Premiere: Cinequest Film Festival 2016 (San Jose, California)
International Premiere: Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Official Selection: Hollyshorts Monthly Screening Series 2016 (Los Angeles, California)
Official Selection: Sidewalk Film Festival 2016 (Birmingham, Alabama)