'I owe my craft to a decade of traveling, meeting people who have generously invited me into their lives. I take one step, they take one step and without their step there’s no movement. It's like a dance. When people want to dance with you, you're able to make great films.' Being a master of camouflage has brought Lea to direct award-winning documentaries before entering into commercials. She is a world traveler, a sharp thinker, and a poetic director, whose skills include fashion, youth, and realism. Lea Hjort is based in Copenhagen. She makes character-driven films with strong personal narratives. Lea Hjort was raised among full beards and liberal minds in a small community north of the capital of Denmark. A child of adventurous professor-parents, she relocated to Berkeley California at an early age. She has since completed studies in New York as a Fulbright Scholar and interned with Academy Award nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at Loki Films. In 2014 she completed “Malek Means Angel” after traveling to North Africa with nothing but a camera in her carry-on and a return-ticket permitting her one month to shoot a film in unknown territory. The film has been widely celebrated, premiering at the prestigious IDFA in Amsterdam and winning numerous awards festivals around the world. In 2015 she graduated from The National Film School of Denmark with the film poem Øde Ø (My Desert Island), which received a nomination at the Danish 2016 Robert Awards for Best Short.