LANA LEKARINOU was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Tampa Florida and Houston Texas, where she studied and worked in Interior Design. She later studied and performed in the theater while living in NYC. Her opportunity to direct came during her collaboration with The American Theater Company in Athens, GR. This, along with a passion to tell her story, gave her the courage to make her first short "The Sparkle," a film she wrote, directed and produced, (as well as play the role of Ms. Van Bergen.) Presently she is working on her feature and is in production for a comedic sitcom pilot she has created.