Eulonda Kay Lea
While moonlighting as a writer, novelist, and award-winning short filmmaker, Eulonda was a career special agent with a federal law enforcement agency. When the time was right, she left her law enforcement career, relocated to California from Washington, DC, and became a full time creator. She’s always on the move, working on her next story, and ready for a new creative adventure.
Her leap into filmmaking began with the 48 Hour Film Project, a competition in which shorts are written, filmed, edited, and scored in 48 hours. From those trial by fire experiences, her love for filmmaking blossomed. Her “non-traditional” film school education includes certifications from DCTV, The Writer’s Center, Women in Film and Video (DC Chapter), books, workshops, and by doing.
She’s a strong advocate for organizations that empower women, youth, and the community and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the foster care program. She also serves on the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Establishment of a Commission for Women and Girls in Sacramento County.
She lives in Sacramento with her husband, Tim, is an avid Sacramento Kings fan, a doc film junkie, and has a soft spot for hip-hop.
“Eulonda is a natural storyteller with the mind and make of a producer.”Yaphet Jackman, Cinematographer/Director