About the Director

Déjà Bernhardt-Leazer


Traveling between her disparate homes in Bali, Indonesia and Austin, Texas, Déjà draws upon her mixed heritage finding inspiration to tell both narrative and documentary stories. Déjà has recently completed an MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas. The Midwife’s Husband (2012), Déjà’s Graduate Film, University of Texas RTF, was nominated for a Student Academy Award and won a Regional Student Academy Award. She is currently in pre-production of her first narrative feature, Half Angels, which was chosen as a finalist of the Hawaii International Film Festival Creative Lab Writer’s Accelerator, a joint program by the WGA and State of Hawaii and has recently written the pilot for a series she created, Returning to Ananda (Austin Film Festival Pitch Finalist).