Lesley Powers is a narrative filmmaker based in Los Angeles by way of Nashville. She was a judge for the 2019 Circle City Film Festival, a former panel coordinator for the Bentonville Film Festival, and a Nashville Film Festival 2015 Horizon Award nominee for her first short film, Mr. Johnson’s Julius Caesar. She was also recognized as the winner of Best Director, Best Short, and Audience Award at the 2017 Middle Tennessee 54 Hour Film Festival. Currently, her LGBTQ comedic short - Make Yourself at Home, is making it's rounds on the festival circuit and winning awards left and right! Her dark comedy short, Don't Tell Mom, placed as a Top 10 Jury Pick (out of 145 films!) for the SheDirected competition last month. The competition was helmed by Kate Bosworth, Audience Awards, and Chloe Wine.
Lesley is a graduate of Indiana University and paid homage to her hometown of Indianapolis by naming her production company, NAPTOWN ENTERTAINMENT. She has two projects in the works under this banner - a pilot, Someone Like Me; and a feature film, Bad Lemon. She co-wrote both with her husband.
Lesley resides in Valley Village with her husband, dog - Daisy, and soon to be baby boy (she's due on Halloween!). Her main goal is to continue to grow her production company, and eventually mentor up and coming female filmmakers.
*check our her filmography below, includes directing & producing projects