Film Fatales
Frances Lea

Multi-award winning Filmmaker Frances Lea became UK Screen Star of Tomorrow after co-writing & directing critically acclaimed Feature Film Strawberry Fields with BBC Films, BFI, Spring Pictures and Film London Microwave with Soda Pictures 2012 UK Cinema & DVD release. Strawberry Fields, extensive Festival screenings Netflix & iTunes UK & US.

Frances has been guest Lecturer at LFS and University of Hertfordshire, run Directing workshops for Film London’s Best of Borough Shorts, Writing Mentor for Film Agency Wales. She’s done panel & solo talks at Underwire Film Festival, BFI, & Birds Eye View Film Festival and created an Independent Cinema at Treadwell’s Art Mill, Bradford. She was Arts Council funded Film-maker-in-Residence at HMP Bedford for 2 years & directed theatre in Paris for Glasshouse Theatre Company. Frances is now developing a number of new projects.

Frances is clearly an original and daring director who dares to explore complex psychological relationships as well as bizarre comic situations. Such hutzpah is rare in today’s world of formulaic, genre-driven filmmaking. Simon Beaufoy
An intelligent script beguiling performances A Streetcar Named Desire meets My Summer of Love. Total Film **** (Strawberry Fields)
Marvellously played by a no-name cast, it puts many flashier Britpics to shame. Derek Elley Variety (Everyone’s Happy)
A surprising and brave film and an inspiration to watch. Jane Campion (Release Me).

Selected Works

  • Director's Reel