Avra Fox-Lerner


Los Angeles, California, United States

Avra Fox-Lerner is a writer/director living in Brooklyn NY. The daughter of a screenwriter, Avra became a cinefile at an early age but decided not to pursue film studies in her higher education. Instead she learned filmmaking from the ground up as a lighting technician in Local 52 IATSE. Cutting her teeth on set by learning the ins and outs of technical work while always creating her own work, Avra learned to problem solve on her feet, how to communicate with crew both above and below the line and honed her craft as a genre creator with a female focus. She is an alum of the New York Stage and Film Screenwriting Lab with her original settler horror GOOD LAND and the IRIS Writers Lab with her original female gunslinger script LADY KATE. She co-wrote the serial killer thriller BLOODLINE with Henry Jacobson for Blumhouse Pictures in 2018 which was bought for distribution by eOne Entertainment and released in 2019. She has written and directed four short films - The Lovers (Official selection of Final Girls Berlin; Brooklyn Film Festival; Chattanooga Film Festival; Fantasia Fest), Such A Shitty Time (official selection Walla Walla Movie Crush; Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival; Winner Best Narrative Short NY Pause Film Festival), Research (completed February 2022; winner of Best Female Director NY Pause Film Fest) and most recently Eat Your Heart Out, a silent 16mm horror tone poem (made in partnership with Mono No Aware), which Avra wrote, directed, produced, shot and is edited herself. Avra’s heart lies in horror but she has her eyes on expanding all genres to contain more female created stories.