Leah Gottfried is an award-winning director, writer, producer and actor, and founder of the production company Dignity Entertainment - a full-service production company dedicated to creating meaningful visual content. She is the creator of the hit comedic web series Soon By You, which centers on young Orthodox Jews dating in NYC and currently has over 900K views on YouTube.
Her short film The Setup won Best Short Film at the Washington Jewish Film Festival and has screened in numerous film festivals all around the world, including The Los Angeles, Hong Kong, San Diego, and Cleveland Jewish Film Festivals and The NewFilmmakers NY Film Festival. Leah graduated with a Film Studies degree from Yeshiva University where she studied screenwriting and TV writing as well as cinematography at NYU.
Leah also studied at The Actors Circle in Los Angeles and has numerous commercials and TV credits under her belt. In addition to being an improv and acting teacher, she is a sought after speaker and writer, with recent speaking engagements including Yeshiva University and Limmud NY and an op-ed piece published on Mayim Bialik's Groknation website. for titles, paragraphs & more. She is located in NYC.
Sample session titles:
From Hollywood to Holywood: How I Paved My Own Path to Pursuing My Passions Being Orthodox. This talk can be followed by a Q&A.
Lifting Up Jewish Female Voices in Film
Soon By You Film Screening + Q&A with cast/crew
Leah has been published on Mayim Bialik's Groknation, Jewess Magazine and The Forward.
Target audience: I can gear my talks/workshops towards any audience - I've taught entire communities, as well as younger children, teens and adults.
Speaking fee: $500-2500