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A singer/songwriter must decide to keep following her dream when everything around her is telling her otherwise.


"LESLIE" is an official selection of the 2017 SOHO International Film Festival. "LESLIE" will be screening on Saturday, June 17th at 1:40pm EST as part of the "#SOHO8 Shorts: 'Prince Street Stories'" block of short films.  If you're going to be in the area, click here to buy your tickets today and support independent film.


"It is an homage to artists everywhere and a reflection of the pain, sacrifices, and the condescension we can get from other people because we're following our passion.  It's a film about the obstacles we face every day and the decisions we make whether they are right or wrong. This movie means a lot to me."

- Alejandro Montoya Marin, Writer/Director




Kika Magalhaes

Marty Lindsey

Amy Baklini

Daniel Pattison

Samson Snell



Alejandro Montoya Marin



Marin’s homage to the struggling artist is an affecting piece of cinema... LESLIE is the type of film to give an artist a kick in the pants to let them know that even in the darkest and bleakest of times there resides a glimmer of hope that could guide your way.

Kika Magalhaes, who recently starred in The Eyes of My Mother, gives an at once affecting and sympathetic portrayal of Holly. She gives a very natural performance that draws you in.
— Ernie Trinidad (ernietrinidad.com)
A realistic reflection of what all artists have to go through to fulfill their dream... A brilliant performance by Kika Magalhaes... Beautifully shot.
— Thomas Brownridge (2 Eyes, 1 Screen)
Packed with much heart, Leslie has a lingering effect, like a new song you want to listen to on repeat. It’s a human story told well about the struggles we all face and the opportunity to make great art from those struggles. In its celebration of the bravery to follow your dreams, it offers a much needed dose of optimism for its audience.
— Randall Lotowycz (theinkandcode.com)
LESLIE is a strong and compelling drama and one that examines the artistic experience well.
— Felix Vasquez (cinema-crazed.com)
“LESLIE is beautifully shot and the emotions of the characters spill off the screen.”
— 10-Drink Minimum