Synopsis: Leelee’s disease of addiction manifests itself as a better, hotter, more together version of Leelee, come to set bumbling, emotionally vulnerable Leelee straight.
I make movies about the human experience; what it’s like to be alive here and now. I feel that artists are the makers of empathy- when I can tell a story and have a viewer say, “I would never do that, but I understand why someone would, ” I feel my work is successful.
Leelee Stranger is a Finnish-American Film-maker, Actor and Playwright. Her debut play “REBELLION DOGS” was a semifinalist in the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Convention in 2018. She trained as an acrobat at Circus Pilots 2004-2005 (Stockholm,Sweden) and as an actor with Jim Parrack and Andrea Dantas at Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab (2015-2017). She played Blanche DuBois in a “Streetcar Named Desire” at College of Marin in California, before relocating to NYC. Credits include “Traveling with Ani” 2016 (lead, co-writer), “Auratus” 2018 (lead, co-writer), “Elf Meets Man- An exploration into modern dating” 2019 (co-writer, lead, director), “SLAW” 2019 (writer, lead, director), “Leelee vs. Leelee” 2020 (writer, lead, director) and the part of Helen in the independent feature “Bi-Coastal” (2021).
Leelee is a founding member, along with Jake Sofaer, of the production company Escape from Apgar House and her solo production company “Stranger Films.”