Chloe Lenihan (USA)

Chloe Lenihan is a fifth-generation Californian with a penchant for telling female-centric stories thematically rooted in Americana. As a writer, director and producer, her films have screened at film festivals like Atlanta, Palm Springs, and Nordisk Panorama. Chloe holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University in New York City, where she received the New York Women in Film & Television scholarship. She was awarded the Katharina Otto-Bernstein grant to write and produce her thesis film, How Far She Went, which was awarded Jury Honors and Audience Award at the Columbia University Film Festival and Best Female Student Filmmaker by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) East. She co-wrote, directed and starred in All-American Sex Offender, which won Best Web Series at HollyShorts Film Festival. Chloe was selected to develop her feature film script Metanoia at Stowe Story Lab and at Cine Qua Non Lab’s Storylines Lab. A graduate of the William Esper Studio in New York, Chloe has been a member of the United States Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since 1989.

Metanoia Metanoia is a dark comedy set in the California desert at a “spiritual medicine” ceremony. An affluent family comes to terms with their dysfunction under the influence of ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian psychoactive brew.