Leah Meyerhoff

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Leah Meyerhoff
Born San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
Awards Student Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short
2005 Twitch
Slamdance Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short
2005 Twitch
Website http://www.leahmeyerhoff.com

Leah Meyerhoff is a Student Academy Award-nominated director, producer and screenwriter. Her films have screened in over 200 film festivals worldwide and won over a dozen international awards.[1]


Leah Meyerhoff was born in San Francisco, California and attended Berkeley High School. She graduated with Honors from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in Art-Semiotics and a master's degree in Film at New York University.[2]

While at NYU, Leah directed Twitch, a short film portraying a young girl's irrational fear that her mother's disability is contagious.[3] Twitch kicked off the film festival circuit by winning a Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival[4] and becoming a finalist in the Student Academy Awards.[5] It has since screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and was picked up for distribution by PBS, Hulu, iTunes and the Independent Film Channel.[6]

Leah has since completed several music videos and commercials, including Team Queen, a Planet Out finalist which aired on Logo,[7] Eternal Flame, which was in rotation on MTV Europe, and Like Our Fathers, which is currently in post-production.[8]

Leah has received press mention from The New York Times, Film Threat, Flavorpill, The San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other publications.[9] Leah was also profiled in the docu-drama series Film School, directed by Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture), which continues to air on IFC.[10]

In addition, Leah has taught directing and editing courses at New York University, The New York Film Academy, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a programmer for several film festivals and was recently a member of the HollyShorts and Slamdance Film Festival narrative juries.[11]

Leah lives in New York City, where she is working on her first feature film, Unicorns.[12]



Twitch Awards[edit]

Unicorns Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Leah Meyerhoff on IMDb". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Leah Meyerhoff bio". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Twitch on IMDb". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Slamdance Awards". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Twitch awards". Retrieved 2007-09-14. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Twitch screenings". Retrieved 2010-06-02. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Team Queen homepage". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  8. ^ "Eternal Flame homepage". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Leah Meyerhoff press". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Film School on IMDb". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  11. ^ "Leah Meyerhoff bio". Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  12. ^ "Unicorns homepage". Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

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