Lena Rudnick (USA)

Lena Rudnick is a film director/writer based in Los Angeles. She developed her love of cinema as a festival programmer for the Northwest Film Center before going on to study filmmaking at FAMU Film and Television School in Prague and ultimately finding her artistic voice in Columbia University’s M.F.A. in Film. Her passion is telling hysterically dysfunctional relationship stories and investigating her struggles with self, society and the cosmos. Lena has received numerous screenwriting accolades from the Oaxaca, LA Femme and Vancouver Women’s film festivals, among others. Her narrative work has shown at Lincoln Center in New York, the Miami, St. Tropez and New York International Latino film festivals, and on the Internet. She has also had the pleasure of creating work for notable organizations like National Sawdust, UN Women and Bono’s ONE Campaign. Lena is currently developing various television projects and her first narrative feature film, Daddy’s Girl.

Daddy’s Girl — When Maddie, a floundering playwright, discovers her father’s relationship with a woman her age, she confronts her intolerable reality the only way she knows how… with drama.