Abigail Jean Lucas (local producer and writer) teams up with Alecia Jean Orsini Lebeda (President of Women in Film New England) to produce and direct the local short film, Late Fall. We are extremely excited about this partnership as each member brings crucial skills, knowledge and creativity to the project.
Hello, I’m Abigail.
I am an award winning actor, director, and writer. And when the time calls, I put on a producer’s hat. Oh, yeah, and the Mom of a growing toddler… That sums it all up!
I entered the industry as an actor. I love exploring human psychology. Acting gives me permission to explore the hidden aspects of human psychology. I spent years studying various techniques and I resonate most with the work of Michael Checkov, which is a lifelong practice that excites creative inspiration and achieves remarkable performances.
As a female actor, I grew tired of the stereotypical roles. Consequentially, I grasped a pen to write complex characters and untold stories. Late Fall, is my directorial debut and weaves steadfast love through the complexity of parenthood amid conflicting ambitions, unreachable expectations, and increasing insecurities.
When donning a Producer’s hat, I utilize my previous experience as manager of a Sales and Marketing team. Each film is a mini business; team set up, logistics & operations, execute, and showcase the product to the world! I value independence and believe an artist with business knowledge can change the world. So here we go!
I am member of Women in Film and Video New England, Mass Production Coalition, Stage Source, and New England Film.
Alecia Orsini is an award winning Producer, Director and multi-media professional with 15+ years experience working in the film industry. She has worked for GBH fundraising and marketing for local NPR stations, owned her own video production agency as well as advised productions as a consultant.
Alecia is a prominent voice in the region’s film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England. She also devotes time to Save MA Film Jobs, working behind the scenes for the grassroots organization supporting the Film Tax Incentives in the state of Massachusetts. She’s a staunch advocate, utilizing her experience and platform to amplify the voices of the underserved within the film industry such as women of color and members of the LGBTQI+ communities.
In 2012 she was named one of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 for her volunteer work & entrepreneurship and in 2019 she was named an Imagineer for her service to the film industry by Imagine Magazine. Alecia recently returned to the directors chair and completed filming of the short drama “Late Fall”. Aside from her professional work Alecia is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, can drive a stick shift and is the proud mother of a rambunctious toddler.