Film Fatales
Leah Meyerhoff
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Leah Meyerhoff is an award winning independent filmmaker whose debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS was released theatrically in 2015 after premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival, and additional awards from IFP, San Francisco Film Society, Tribeca Film Institute, Nashville Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. A New York Times critic’s pick, I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS was described by the Village Voice as “an honest, complicated portrayal of adolescent female sexuality on film” and by The Skinny as "a beautiful 16mm nightmare and one of the most visually accomplished feature debuts of late.” Meyerhoff's previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She has been shortlisted by the Student Academy Awards and the Gotham Awards. Meyerhoff is a fellow of IFP’s Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs. She was one of ten filmmakers chosen to participate in the Emerging Visions program at the New York Film Festival and one of eight chosen to participate in the All Access Labs during the Tribeca Film Festival. Meyerhoff is the founder of Film Fatales, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting female filmmakers around the world. She holds a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University and an MFA in Directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Selected Works

  • I Believe in Unicorns

    I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS takes us on a road trip through the stunning and complex landscape of troubled young love. The film tells the story of Davina, an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge.