Lee's Choice

Synopsis: What would it be like if the fate of the world rested in the hands of a child -- or in the hands of elemental gods behaving like children?
After millennia of battling one another using our world as a battleground, the four Elemental gods -Earth, Fire, Water and Air- take human form and come down to earth for one final showdown. After they reach a stalemate yet again, they come to a decision - choose a mortal child to be the impartial judge. They find Lee and put the fate of our world in her hands; choose the strongest force and award them dominion over our world or face their wrath.
With the likelihood of bringing about the apocalypse no matter who she chooses, Lee has to use her wits to save humanity’s future.

  • Joshua Costea
    The Battle, Date-O-Phone, Home
  • Apis Teicher
    Book Box, Sock Paradox
  • Apis Teicher
    Book Box, Sock Paradox
  • Lettie Costea
    Home, Date-O-Phone
  • Aiden Cumming-Teicher
    Key Cast
    Beyond the Sun, The Chorus, Book Box, Lou, The Glove
  • Maia Costea
    Key Cast
  • Jara Zeimer
    Key Cast
    The Man in the High Castle, The Igloo, Interspecies Dating
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, fantasy, drama, comedy, student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • International Family Film Festival
    United States
    October 22, 2016
    YF! Best Mixed Media Foreign ( ages 14-17)
  • Armaggeddon Expo Film Festival
    New Zealand
    October 23, 2016
  • Pensacon Short Film Festival
    United States
  • Canada Shorts Canadian & International Short Film Fest

    Award of Distinction
  • Providence Children's Film Festival - Youth Filmmaker Showcase 2017
    United States
    February 23, 2017
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival

  • Texas Ultimate Shorts

    United States
    Best Sci-Fi Short
  • Real to Reel Film Festival

    United States
    Best Film by Youth/ Children
  • Twister Alley Film Festival

    United States
  • Selby International Short Film Awards
    United Kingdom
  • Near Nazareth Film Festival
    December 21, 2017
Director Biography - Joshua Costea

Joshua Costea is a 14 year old award-winning young director and actor from Vancouver Canada, known for "Lord of the Guys" (winner of 6 awards and 5 film festivals selections), and "The Battle" (winner of 3 awards and officially selected in 14 film festivals).
Joshua started acting at the age of 7, and developed his passion for film-making in 2013 when he attended a movie making camp for kids. Since then, he created his own production company, JOReel Productions. After finishing production of “Lee's Choice”, he is planning his first web series "Alone" and working on his first feature film, "The Road to Hope".
Since 2013 Joshua has directed 5 films and helped produce 5 more as part of the film-making program for kids called Young Moviemakers. His films got screened in over 30 film festivals in the past two years and received multiple nominations and awards. "The Dating Journal" got 3 nominations at Joey Awards in 2014 and 3 nominations at 36th Young Artist Awards in Hollywood. His film "The Battle" won Best in Show at Screen Test Jr. Film Festival, IL, won Kids Shortz Storytellers Award at Bonita Springs International Film Festival, FL, got nominations for Best Young Filmmaker at AOF International Film Festival, CA and Joey Awards in Vancouver, BC. His films have been globally screened at Painted Birds Film Festival in Spain, and won Best Live Action Short at International Children’s Television Festival “Dytiatko” in Ukraine. His film "Albert" was nominated for Best Cinematography at the St. Tropez International Film Festival in Nice, France, won nominations at the 2015 Joey Awards, the Young Artist Awards, and AOF International Film Festival. This year, "The Candy Girl" received nominations at the 37th Young Artist Awards and the 1st Young Entertainer Awards, Studio City CA.
Joshua recognizes that making a film is not an easy process and his advice to those that want to direct a film is that as a director, you are the one that can make the experience a success or a struggle. Even under tremendous pressure, you must always keep a positive attitude, encouraging the cast and crew and motivating them to do the best they can do. At such an early age, Joshua achieved extraordinary success with his passion for film making, passion that continues to grow. Joshua's intention is to produce more and better films. Joshua wants to inspire other kids that you can do anything you want if you put your mind into it. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshuaCostea and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaCostea13/

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Director Statement

With Lee's Choice we hoped to show an exciting re-telling of a new type of mythology. What would it look like if the fate of the world was in the hands of a child - or of elemental gods behaving like children?