Leo Behrens

4:30 PM, Alamo Drafthouse, November 3rd

USA | 2023 | 7′


A woman wakes up, noticing her facial skin is peeling off. In fear, she walks up to a mirror to take a look. Simultaneously, in a world on the other side of the mirror, a man covered in ice and snow, wakes up. The ice man represents a part of her identity she has neglected. He reaches out to her through the mirror to assist her transformation. As her old skin sheds, a new identity emerges.

Director • Dirección
Leo Behrens

Screenplay • Guión
Leo Behrens

Cinematography • Fotografía
Leo Behrens

Music / Score
Mike Frost

Production Design
Mojo Wen

Edition • Edición
Alejandra Armijo

Producer • Productor
Ilayda Cetinkaya

Cast • Elenco
Lio Mehiel

Director and Cinematographer

Leo Behrens


Leo Behrens is an award-winning Norwegian trans cinematographer & director, based in Los Angeles. In 2023, Leo earned his cinematography degree from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Shortly after his graduation, he was selected for The ASC Vision Mentorship Program 23-24. He began his career as a camera operator and director, after graduating from Westerdals Film & TV in 2010. In just a few years, he advanced to the role of cinematographer, making notable contributions to a wide range of projects in Norway, spanning documentaries, music videos, short films, TV series, and reality TV shows.

Leo's short film "SKIN" won the Gold Medal in the alternative/experimental category at the 2023 Student Academy Awards, where he served as the writer, director, and cinematographer. His recent cinematography contributions to the documentary "Evan Ever After" earned the Audience Award for "Best Florida Short" and the Jury Award for “Best Short Doc” at Out On Film Atalanta in 2023. It gained recognition at notable film festivals, including, Outfest, HollyShorts, InsideOut Film Festival Toronto, and NewFest New York.