Writer-director with a penchant for surrealism and dark humor.
Company
Andi's Fictions
Leander Behal is a screenwriter and director from Berlin, Germany. His films are characterized by a very specific narrative style, taking its cues from surrealism and magical realism while maintaining a sensitive, human quality. He cites the New Hollywood of the 70s and German Expressionism as major influences on his work. Since 2016, he has been enrolled in film studies at the Free University of Berlin.
Throughout the past three years, Leander has written and directed five short films: "Out of the Shell" (a surreal study of workaday frustration), "Plenty of Fish in the Sea" (a poetic tale of love and loss, set at the Sicilian seaside), "From the Cradle to the Grave" (a mystery drama about twin brothers in a rebirth scenario), "Fathershadow" (a black-and-white, 4:3 short film about a psychotherapy session gone wrong) and "Murderface" (a sci-fi thriller revolving around identity change and the ethics of involvement).
He is currently working on the post-production of "Murderface" and developing the script for his next short film.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Murderface2020
    Short, Student
    From the Cradle to the Grave2018
    Short
    Out of the Shell2017
    Short, Student
    Plenty of Fish in the Sea2017
    Short, Student
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Murderface2020
    Short, Student
    From the Cradle to the Grave2018
    Short
    Out of the Shell2017
    Short, Student
    Plenty of Fish in the Sea2017
    Short, Student
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Murderface2020
    Short, Student
    From the Cradle to the Grave2018
    Short
    Out of the Shell2017
    Short, Student
  • Graphic Designer (1 Credit)
    Murderface (Poster)2019
Official Selection
From the Cradle to the Grave
Deutscher Jugendfilmpreis 2019 (German Youth Film Award)
Hildesheim
2019
Official Selection
Out of the Shell
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
2019
Official Selection
Plenty of Fish in the Sea
Procida Film Festival
Procida
2018
Special Mention
Plenty of Fish in the Sea
CICI Film Festival
Castellammare del Golfo
2017
Official Selection
Out of the Shell
In-Short FILM Festival
Lagos
2017
Best Thriller International
Murderface
Austrian Filmfestival
Vienna
College
Free University of Berlin
Film Studies
2016
College
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Directing Fiction
2021
Birth Date
July 30
Birth City
Berlin
Current City
Berlin
Gender
Male
Writer-director with a penchant for surrealism and dark humor.
Company
Andi's Fictions