Letia Solomon is an award-winning African American filmmaker of Jamaican descent based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California Riverside with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked as a Materials Engineer in Aerospace for four years before transitioning into a career of film.

 

She began her career as an actress at Choice Skinner's Breaking Through Actors Workshop and then pursued directing at the New York Film Academy in Burbank, California. There, she wrote and directed “Elevate” which won for Best Student Film in the 2017 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards.

 

Letia is the Co-Creator of the African World Film Festival with Lights Up Entertainment in Detroit, MI and currently attends USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for a MFA in TV & Film Production. She completed an internship with Charles D. King's production company MACRO and was selected to direct The Cypher, one of SCA’s selective advanced 546 films during Fall 2019. The Cypher premiered in the 2020 Don’t Look Back Shorts Program of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Since then, the film has been featured in CAA’s 2020 Moebius Short Film Showcase and the 2020 American Black Film Festival HBO Competition. Letia is committed to directing and producing, film, television and music videos that continue to uplift the voices of underrepresented communities.