Lena Tsodykovskaya is an LA-based commercial and film director keen on visually-stylized genre stories that pack an emotional punch. With an MFA in directing from Columbia University, Lena broke out in advertising, working with top global advertising brands and agencies such as BBDO, Disney, Call of Duty, McDonalds, Nissan, Coca-Cola and VISA, among others.
Lena’s short films, LUISA AND ANNA’S FIRST FIGHT and STORM have played at prestigious festivals, including Kustendorf, HollyShorts, Beyond Fest, Sitges Film Festival and FilmQuest as well as featured on Short of the Week, Directors Notes and Film Shortage. She has directed a 10x10 series called STEREOSCOPE for Facebook Watch and Eli Roth’s horror company “Crypt TV”.
Lena is currently in production on a documentary feature SEABIRD, as well as developing her first narrative feature BITSY, and the feature version of STORM.