Storylines in English
Lena Rudnick is an award-winning writer, director and story consultant living in Los Angeles. She holds an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University in New York City. Her passion is telling hysterically dysfunctional relationship stories and investigating the connection between self, society and the cosmos. She consults on many projects per year, invariably (and happily) challenged to step into another writer’s world and help find the story’s core. Since moving to Los Angeles, Lena has written and developed numerous television shows, including Muscle, with Rebecca Thomas and Anonymous Content, about the world of bodybuilding, and the non-fiction series (Girl) Athlete for Lives Down the Road Productions, about women surfer’s unprecedented participation in the Olympics.
Her feature scripts have garnered accolades from the Slamdance, Austin, Oaxaca and Vancouver Women film festivals, and her films have shown at Lincoln Center, Miami International Film Festival, NY International Latino Film Festival, and St. Tropez. Her work has been commissioned by UN Women, Bono’s ONE, and her video series for National Sawdust recently premiered on PBS. Her interest in immersive nonfiction led her to develop and curate The Kernel, a storytelling show which premiered How to Survive Your Father’s Wedding. That story was recently adapted for The Braid Theatre of Los Angeles. Her feature film Daddy’s Girl (based on that story) is currently in development with Emmy-nominated Reka Posta producing. While Lena’s work spans genre and form, her focus on female-driven stories, her mixture of comedy and pathos, and her inspirited vision of humanity remain unyielding.