I’m Lena, it’s nice to meet you.
I’m a woman who loves the hustle. I’ve worked in film production for four years – first as a creative representative for a roster of A-list production companies, edit houses, design firms, and Oscar-winning post-production studios in my hometown, Chicago. Craving a more hands-on involvement in brand strategy and entrepreneurship, I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to do business development for a boutique creative production studio, Lord Danger.
I strive to elevate the careers of women and minorities in film, promoting mentorships, linking potential collaborators, and providing free consultations to young filmmakers. I’m an advocate for fresh voices in cinema, and hope to establish a community of doers and disruptors in Hollywood.
In my spare time, I teach acrylic painting courses, and provide pro-bono communications services to organizations that promote women’s health and environmental sustainability.
IS THIS RELEVANT?
I’ve taught hundreds of tipsy bridesmaids how to paint nude models. I’ve demonstrated safe sex practices to high school classrooms of screaming teen women. I once presented my vision for sustainable travel at United Nations. I’ve emceed crowdfunding events for green businesses, and built communications campaigns to help them succeed. I once applied to medical school. I’ve hosted fundraising events for feminist galleries and youth mentorship programs, grassroots environmental organizations and fair-trade businesses. I’ve exhibited my artwork in New York City, and had a leg lengthened after living thirteen years with a congenital deformity. I’ve published restaurant reviews in Taiwan, and survived a car accident in the mountains of Panama. I was creative director of an international travel magazine while working a full time job, and I’ve kept a journal since I was ten years old.
Feel free to use the form below to connect, I’m always looking for more creative oddities to add to my list.