Mahealani “Mahea Lani” Leofa (Director) is an Actress and a second time Director for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She made her big move to Hollywood in 2010 from a small town in California called Ridgecrest . She holds a BFA in Acting from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. As an artist, Mahea’s work focuses on inspiring other young artists to push themselves to think outside the box. Which is why she jumped onto Stringmates when she heard about it. ‘What I love about this story is that it is so relatable and so uniquely written that you can’t help but be attached.’ Mahea’s work also includes inspiring artists to do more than just be a face on stage. ‘If you have a voice, you should speak it. I love being part of a project that can make a difference in a person’s life by just telling YOUR story.