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 and she formed her production company, Eustress Entertainment, LLC. 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.
Eulonda is a member of Women in Film, Los Angeles and supports organizations that empower women, youth, and the community. She also serves as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Sacramento County foster care program and 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 documentary 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