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P L A Y M E N O W P A U S E M E N O W V I E W P R O J E C T

LIEF IS A FEMALE-LED CREATIVE CONTENT STUDIO, PROMOTING AND CELEBRATING INCLUSIVITY, CREATING NEW CULTURE-DEFINING WORK WITH EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUELY DIVERSE FILMMAKERS.

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Meet our roster of artists, a diverse & eclectic group of great talents:

Filmmakers

Adi Halfin

Coming from a background of art and music, Adi loves to challenge the borders of filmmaking and get involved in as many art disciplines as possible; be it dance, fashion or fine arts.

Alma Har’el

Har’el is an award-winning visionary one of a kind director, writer and the founder of FREE THE WORK. She has the power to see what is almost invisible to others and brings originality to everything she touches.

Bertrand Bonello

Director, screenwriter and composer Bonello is France’s king of cool, with six films premiering at Cannes.

Carolina Markowicz

A filmmaker with an effortless power for storytelling, Carolina fearlessly experiments with aesthetics. Emmy award-winning Markowicz is known for capturing authentic characters and human stories, leading her to be heralded by Indiewire amongst “the world’s most exciting new filmmakers”.

Courtney Hoffman

Leaving a prestigious career as a Costume Designer behind, Hoffman’s devotion to creating standout work demonstrates a richness in storytelling from an entertainment mindset.

Elisha Smith-Leverock

Having initially started out as a photographer, her passion for art direction and cinematography is evident, as she tackles topics like diversity, gender stereotypes and surrealism with maturity and softness that works on-screen.

Emily Cohn

Emily Cohn (she/her) is a millennial filmmaker. She first started making films at 10 years old, using Photobooth and iMovie to teach herself how to edit by copying commercials and music videos.

 

Eva Michon

Eva Michon is an award-winning international film director with a gift for cinematic storytelling and natural comedic timing.

Florence Kosky

Working with such stars as Olivia Colman, Florence is best known for her Del Toro-esque magical narrative.

Gillian Zinser

Gillian Zinser is a New York-based visual artist working with still and moving images. She brings a fresh, intimate and inspired voice to human interest storytelling as she focuses her lens on unique and fringe communities, those on the margins fighting for acceptance, and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Johnny Ma

Born as Ma Nan in Shanghai, Johnny immigrated to Toronto Canada at the age of ten. Ma’s critically acclaimed feature films ‘Old Stone’ and ‘To Live to Sing’ are highly humanistic and socially engaged depictions of the Chinese working class.

Leonora Lonsdale

With consistently powerful work, Lonsdale’s style is honest and poetic, introducing us to faces and worlds that charm us. She is part of a talented and diverse new wave of directors shaping the film world.

Lily Baldwin

One of the “10 Filmmakers to Watch” Independent Magazine

Natasha Khan

As a fully-fledged artist, Natasha (Bat for Lashes) leads the creative on all her projects; from her hauntingly rich music video visuals and film soundtrack collaborations to honing her unique vision through scriptwriting and directing.

Oliver Hermanus

A multi-award-winning, South African-born film director who completed his Master of Arts degree at the London Film School and has since made bracing, urgent films that are both poetic and visceral, cementing him in the contemporary arthouse canon.

Shannon Murphy

Hailed by Variety as one of 10 directors to watch, Shannon Murphy is a multi-award-winning film, television and theatre director.

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