Hannah Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff

Hannah Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff are the writer-directors and stars of The Planters, a film they made on their own without a crew, which is out now in select theaters and virtual cinemas. Leder is a filmmaker and actress who attended New School University in New York, where she received a B.A. in Writing and wrote her first novella. Her first screenplay, co-written with Kotcheff, was a finalist for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. She directed and co-starred in Auto-Cowrecked, a comedic short which ran in 28 film festivals nationwide. Prior to The Planters, Leder guest starred in HBO’s The Comeback, Love on Netflix, and ABC’s Revenge. She is currently a reoccurring guest star on the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. Kotcheff is a writer, director, producer and actress based in Los Angeles who is the founder of Fire Tiger Films, an auteur-driven production company, where she is currently developing projects for film and television. Along with scripted work, Kotcheff has been involved in multiple non-fiction projects and is currently producing two feature length documentaries. She worked briefly as a child actress. The Planters is her first acting role as an adult.

Talks

How We Survived Making Our First Feature Film Without a Crew, and the Greatest Fly Attack of Our Lives

How We Survived Making Our First Feature Film Without a Crew, and the Greatest Fly Attack of Our Lives

Lifelong best friends Hannah Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff share adventures from making their debut feature The Planters alone in the desert.