Letia Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker and actress based in Los Angeles, California. She studied Chemical Engineering and worked as a Materials & Processing Engineer in Aerospace before pursuing her true calling of film.
Letia received an MFA in TV & Film Production from USC and her thesis film, The Cypher, premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, received USC’s 2020 First Look Faculty Award for Outstanding Director, featured in CAA’s 2020 Moebius Short Film Showcase, and was a finalist in the 2020 ABFF HBO Competition. Streaming on (HBO) Max and Dekkoo. She recently directed the coming of age pilot, 3 Blind Mice, set in Baltimore and a comedic mockumentary short film, Clones that won the 2022 Lionsgate/STARZ Award for Best Speculative Fiction Film at Blackstar Film Festival. Her medieval comedy romance The Queen, The Knight, and The Witch won funding from the 2022 Tribeca x CHANEL Through Her Lens Female Filmmaking Program in New York City. She was selected for Netflix's 2023 Episodic Directors on the Rise Masterclass Program led by Paris Barclay and shadowed multiple directors on the Shondaland series Station 19.
Letia also had the pleasure of Producing the 2023 Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Best Student Film and 2023 NAACP Image Awards nominated virtual production Fathead written & directed by c. Craig Patterson. Fathead was funded under USC’s Entertainment Technology Center and filmed on Amazon Studios's volume stage using Unreal Engine, motion capture, and metahumans. Learn more about the virtual production process here.
Letia has a bold visual style that champions edgy, heartfelt and comedic stories of femininity, duality, and self-discovery. She writes, directs, and produces for both film and television.