Chloe Lenihan (USA)

Chloe Lenihan is a fifth-generation Californian with a penchant for telling female-centric stories rooted in Americana themes. She co-wrote, directed and starred in All-American Sex Offender, which won Best Web Series at the Oscar®-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in 2020. Chloe holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University in New York City, where she received the New York Women in Film & Television scholarship. Her thesis film, How Far She Went, screened at festivals worldwide, including Atlanta, Nordisk Panorama and Palm Springs, and won Best Female Filmmaker by the Directors Guild of America in 2016. Prior to Columbia University, she worked for Oscar®-winning GK Films on Martin Scorsese’s The Departed and The Aviator, as well as Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria. Chloe is a graduate of the William Esper Studio acting conservatory in New York and has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since 1989.

Metanoia — After her life implodes, a type-A, mid-30s scientist returns to the security of her childhood home to find nothing is the same: her parents are estranged, her mother is exploring new age witchcraft, and her philandering father is pretending to be pious. Thus, she sets out on a quest to find inner peace through a California cocktail of revenge and ayahuasca.