Lea Bethke – Drehbuchautorin, Regisseurin, Editorin

Lea Bethke is a filmmaker and dancer. She came to Berlin in 2012 for her film studies at the Free University of Berlin and stayed. Autodidactically she learned camera technique, editing, production and directing.

Since 2016 she has been running her own production team 99 Motions Production, with which she has successfully realised commissioned works, among others for c/o Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests, the Flying Steps Academy, Belans Berlin and various artists.

At the end of 2018 she was accepted into the mentoring programme of the Berlin Film Network (mentor: Michel Balagué) and is currently working on her first own films: the dance short film “Wa(te)r” and the documentary “Cinegeek” about the Filmkunstbar Fitzcarraldo in Kreuzberg.

The thematic focus of her cinematic works is on the body in all its forms and unforms, and the movement that creates meaning in the visual. Film presents itself to her as a non-verbal emotional experience that reaches the human being in his subconscious. She tells stories that shake people up, of faces and gestures that touch. She combines the arts and cultures in documentary, experimental, dance and music films.