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So Giphy commissioned me to make a super short short film for their first ever Film Festival! So cool! So honored. Thank you Giphy! I decided to buy some mini lenses for my iphone and make a mini film with myself and this actor aka Jonathan. It was a lot of fun and we Twinned very hard. The film is called Hi Twin and is 27 seconds long.  I would like it to premiere at a film festival somewhere…do they make tiny film fests? Who knows! Contact me for any inquiries and checkout my Giphy page for some gifs from the mini film!

Cool write-up about the fest HERE

My GIPHY PAGE

Thanks!

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a roach I found and gave a mini funeral…rip.

Death Skull GIF

 

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I was chosen to be apart of the Imagine Science Competition 2018
Six scientists and six filmmakers have been chosen to create genre-bending works during the 11th Imagine Science Film Festival in NYC this fall.

I was paired with Scientist/Engineer Tracy Fanara, who to me is a real life superhero and is currently battling the Red Tide issue in Florida. If you don’t know what that is please read about it. It’s frightening and, well here: “…this bloom, like many HABs, is caused by microscopic algae that produce toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat. The toxins may also make the surrounding air difficult to breathe. As the name suggests, the bloom of algae often turns the water red.”

I was inspired by what Tracy did for a living and also because of the timing, I just read this article in the NYT.  I was also invited to the filming of Josh Fox’s new film about Climate Change and the Environment, etc. We were prompted to make a film in a week with the theme of: SURVIVAL. We were in Brooklyn. I thought, what could we make? Ah. A film, a portrait film about the pollution in Brooklyn but used as a metaphor for something bigger, something I myself could attempt to articulate in a week using Brooklyn, using my amazing cinematographer and Sundance Award Winning Short Film, Hairwolf badass lady, Charlotte Hornsby, using movement by Guggenheim grant recipient Rosane Chameki and Sleep No More dancer Brian Castillo and sounds that would scare the bajeezus out of you that are inspired by the environment made by my friend Johnny Woods, and my RISD roommate who production designed the film, Nicole Heraty…Producer. Sound. Mixing. PA’s,and so on with my amazing crew.

Tracy was an integral role, analyzing our locations, researched what happened and why they were polluted. We talked about how people would react if they ingested carcinogenic or if they had ingested fracked liquids or if they realized you lived outside a warehouse with a literal Nuclear Bomb waiting to happen and so on. It was certainly a wonderful collaborative journey with a terrific team. I feel so thankful for the support! We decided to call the film EXTREMOPHILES.

Extromophiles are organisms that exist when nothing else can survive. The earth finds a way to balance change, but will humans be able to adapt to the change which they are creating?

We would absolutely love to share this film with you, world. If you are interested in a genre bending hybrid film. An Horror-Activist-Scifi-Short-Doc with the themes of Pollution, Climate Change, Politics and more…

 

THANKS! Symbiosis Grant! Thank you Simons Foundation Grant! Thank you to all of the other Filmmakers and Scientists that competed during the week! XO

I had the pleasure of directing PEACHES’ story with the terrific team at Titmouse! Produced by JASH and Titmouse, animated by James Sugrue, boarded by yours truly!

MORE TO COME. Thanks Peaches! Thank you everyone else I forgot to mention!!! XOXO

https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_astid:0253efef121b4a0abcab63129f9c5a23,tid:bae7f5f090524153ae28417c82a8303a,vid:0253efef121b4a0abcab63129f9c5a23

https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_astid:0253efef121b4a0abcab63129f9c5a23,tid:bae7f5f090524153ae28417c82a8303a,vid:0253efef121b4a0abcab63129f9c5a23

I animated the episode of JD SAMSON’s BIG DAY OUT for the show PARTY STORY on VICELAND.  CHECK SOME OF THE ANIMATION OUT BELOW…they even made gifs! WHAT A GIFT! SHARE IT.

THEY MADE GIFS of it! SHARE THEM.

I am proud to be directing a few things for Titmouse in the next few months. Keep an eye out, it should probably be sick or rad or badass or something something awesome awesome.

#badass #yaaas #titmouse #directing #animation #sick

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Just kidding. I am however in the beginning of this trailer and had completely forgotten I had done this in 2014 for Greencard Pictures in my pjs in about one take in my own grownup room on the skype. I AM FAMOUS NOW, RIGHT?! RIGHT!!!?!?! Wheres my Rolodex?

http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/watch-vicelands-party-legends-trailer.html

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I had the pleasure once again creating this bit for Comedy Central! !THANK YOU COMEDY CENTRAL! YOU GUYS. People. Let me make you weird awesome songs. I love it. ❤ Thank you Fritz Myers for your brilliant Composing!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BF9MYp9FT0h/

Yes. You heard it straight. The coolest NYC PORN FILM FESTIVAL EVER is playing my aged breast film, BOOBatary. Come to the screening! It is free! Saturday June 4th at 9:30am because everyone who watches porn watches it at 9:30am!

I am super proud to announce that I am a judge in the short animated block at the SXSW Film Festival 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been screening my films in the experimental, narrative and animated shorts categories at SXSW since my 2009 undergrad RISD thesis film MEATWAFFLE, so I am totally up for this challenge!! TO AUSTIN I GO!!Screen Shot 2016-03-05 at 9.12.09 PM

Judge I am!

I was fortunate to get hired by Above Average to animate a small series for Someecards. You should watch it. It is from the brilliant mind of Anna Rubanova. She is the hilarious.

I hope to work more in comedy. It is mostly funny. I hope to make it funnier. FINGERS CROSSED.

Enjoy and share this with everyone especially people in your workplace.

http://www.someecards.com/videos/comedy/hr-violations-someecards-above-average-comedy-videos/

 

What do I do when I get an awkward interview for 45 minutes and am not asked anything really? I eat an entire rotisserie chicken without acknowledging the fact that I have a rotisserie chicken and am eating it on stage during a q & a and while talking about working with Vice WHILE cracking a Khan joke.

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Basically. It was the most fun I have ever had…ever.

 

Thank you Ottawa International Animation Film Festival for allowing me to eat chicken on stage and jury the most beautiful films! It was an honor.

Till next year!

XOXOX

 

Ps. TAMMY LIVES

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HAPPY. HOLIDAYS.

MUSIC BY:
HOLIDAY PARTY and Fritz Myers featuring Gus the lounge singer
with the Gingerbread Man and Lil’ Fruitcake
Produced by Platitude Music
https://holidayparty.bandcamp.com/track/jingle-bells

Animation: Sarah Miskoff
Intern: Charlie Curley

I was hired by Above Average to animate this craaazy piece. Watch it! It will make you want to shove a bald eagle up yer arse! Produced by Anna Rubanova and Made in 3 days!

Love, Leah