Meet the Filmmaker: Lewis Leslie, “Deuces”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
LL: Since an early age, I had a fascination with the people behind the scenes. I followed actors and directors that I liked, and developed a Rolodex in my head of my favorites. Once I learned that, in this day-and-age, it was possible to make movies outside the studio system, I did my research, and went to work. I started out writing screenplays, and in 2010, was fortunate enough to direct my first feature, Killer Ink. From there, I was hooked!

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
LL: Deuces stars Marc Bilker & Andrew Roth. “When dejected circus clown Deuces is awoken by a mysterious stranger, he soon finds himself in a battle of wits with the Angel of Death, and must find a way to defeat the stranger, or risk losing what’s left of his soul.” It’s currently on a festival run, which began with the film winning best cinematography at the Colorado Short Circuit Film Fest in CO Springs. Deuces is also screening at BlissFest333 in August.

Q: What else are you working on?
LL: Dream Hero Productions has one short film One Way & 3 features Strange Company, Battered, and Sinners, Inc. in post-production. We are also in development on two new feature films: The Dying Fields (Billy Blair & Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z in talks), and our exorcism film Cross to Bear (Bill Oberst Jr. in talks), as well as a couple more shorts coming down the pipeline before long.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
LL: I gravitate toward psychological thrillers and horror films, but have been known to make a few dramas and faith-based films from time-to-time.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
LL: Dream Hero Productions can be most easily found at www.dreamheroproductions.com, but we are also on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
LL: The EFP has been Denver’s premier showcase of new and developing talent in the Denver area for many years. It’s always an entertaining and exciting display of what Colorado has to offer the world of film. Check it out, and support local artists!

Deuces will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, May 16th at The Bug Theatre.