Fredric Lean

Fredric Lean

Leanmedia Company

Director, editor and producer in New York City, New York

About Fredric

(source: Wikipedia) Born in Paris, France, from French-Italian parents but lives in the U.S. At a very early age, he participated in 2 LP records, as a lead vocal, with Max Berlin (aka: Jean-Pierre Cerrone). One record was called 'Dream Disco',[1] followed by 'New Wave' [2] a few years after. He's also the nephew of French disco pop icon Cerrone.

He is also known for having worked in collaboration with the French TV network M6 on the development of a TV series based on the popular French comic books entitled 'Docteur Justice' (aka: Dr. Justice) published in comics series called Pif Gadget[3] He created a website about 'Dr Justice' to re-launch the comic franchise in 2002. The site won international web awards in 2003 and in 2004.[4][5]

His first film Fragile[6] was a 30 minutes short made in 2006 and starring Sheree J. Wilson[7] known for prime-time television series Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger. The short was shot in mini DV at the time and was part of the Official Selection of Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival 2006.

His second film was a feature length documentary called IRAQ: The Wind of Hope-The Wind of Al Amal.[8] The film explores the complicated struggle and fragmented stories of some Iraqi refugees and exiled as some of them attempt to integrate themselves into the American landscape while struggling with the demons of their past. The film was screened at the Headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New York in June 2012.[9] He stated in an interview[10] it took him 4 years to make mainly because of the lack of budget and lack of interest by mainstream media. It was principally a one man crew film (himself), except for some scenes shot in Iraq and a couple of scenes shot in the US.

His next film Skydancers is award wining one hour documentary, part of a series of 12 episodes. This first episode is about some of the world's top women Aerobatics pilots. The film was shot late 2013 during the World Aerobatics Championship in Sherman, Texas. Skydancers has been in the Official Selection of several films festivals. In October 2014, Lean won his first award for 'Best Directing' at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival.[11] Skydancers won 3 additional awards ('Best Feature Documentary', 'Best Concept', & 'Best Cinematography'). In November 2014, the film won Third Place in the 'Best Feature Documentary' category at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival.[12][13]. The film has also been part of the Official Selection of the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, and the Manhattan Film Festival.

He has also written a comic books series Wolf; The Last Howl published in Europe by Semic publications in 2004 and Avalaon (in development)


Name: Fredric Lean

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: Leanmedia Company

Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Awards

  • ALL SPORTS LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL (Best Documentary Feature 3rd place - SKYDANCERS)
    (2014)

  • LOS ANGELES NEW WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Best Documentary - SKYDANCERS)
    (2014)

  • LOS ANGELES NEW WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Best Concept -SKYDANCERS)
    (2014)

  • LOS ANGELES NEW WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Best Directing -SKYDANCERS)
    (2014)

Projects

  • SKYDANCERS

    SKYDANCERS (2014 - 2016)
    Documentary by Leanmedia Company (Documentary) Writer, Director & Producer SKYDANCERS is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker, Fredric Lean. It portrays some of world’s best female pilots today during the 27th World Aerobatics Championships in Sherman, Texas-- the most prestigious Aerobatic competition on the planet.

  • FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

    FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK (2016)
    Documentary by For The Love Of Spock Productions / Adam Nimoy (Documentary and Family) Contributor An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).

  • IRAQ: The Wind of Hope- The Wind of Al-Amal

    IRAQ: The Wind of Hope- The Wind of Al-Amal (2008 - 2013)
    Documentary by Filmedia Entertainment (Documentary) Writer, Director, Editor & Producer The Wind of Al-Amal (The Wind of Hope) is an inspirational and multi-layered narrative feature documentary, shot in a "guerrilla" visual style, speaking about real human stories with a simple truthfulness as we get a personal look at some of the issues of this major humanitarian crisis through the eyes of three main Iraqi protagonists who resettled in the US and some major contributors like journalists, scholars, politicians, intellectuals, activists, humanitarian organizations... Noam Chomsky, U.N Diplomat Denis J. Halliday, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N Hamid Al-Bayati, Middle East correspondant of The Independent Patrick Cockburn, THE IRC Bob Carey, Human Rights Watch Bill Frelick, UNHCR Emmy Takahashi... to name a few. ​ The film speaks about stories of change, struggle and eventually hope for anyone who has to start anew.

  • FRAGILE

    FRAGILE (2006)
    Film (short) by Filmedia Entertainment (Drama) Writer, Director & Producer A non-conventional drama about fragmented moments of a housewife going through a mid-life crisis and who finds self-liberation after an encounter with a photographer. "That which we do not confront in ourselves we will meet as fate."--Carl G. Jung

Education

  • UCLA

  • NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY

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