Léo

A Film by Julian Alexander

Synopsis

Desperate to make money, Léo accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France. However, Léo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination. He’s forced to confront the couple, his boss, and himself in order to understand how far he is really willing to go for these people he never intended to help.

Director

  • Picture of Julian Alexander © Julian Alexander

    Julian Alexander

    Julian Alexander was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia before moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2007. He has always had a passion for being a part of film and stage productions, and produced dozens of films throughout his collegiate career at New Mexico State University before ultimately taking a seat in the director’s chair for his debut short Buffalo. Julian has completed his MFA studies at the Northern Film School in Leeds, UK. His film Léo was shot in England and France, and his latest production, Beat Blue, brought Julian back to New Mexico to direct a rhyming
    police drama set in the southwest. Julian is currently a professor at New Mexico State University in the US, teaching screenwriting and directing amongst other subjects, whilst directing short films, music videos and commercials for regional TV.

Awards + Festivals

  • ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL (NAHEMI Showcase, Bristol, UK)September 20, 2017
  • EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL (Short Competition, El Gouna, Egypt)September 26, 2017
  • CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (Short Competition, Cambridge, UK)October 21, 2017
  • CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Student Etudes Competition, Bydgoszcz, Poland)November 14, 2017
  • AESTHETICA FILM FESTIVAL (NAHEMI Showcase, York, UK)November 10, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT AWARD*
    AGADIR FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Competition, Agadir, Morocco) November 15, 2017
  • EAST END FILM FESTIVAL ("Travelin' Thru" Showcase, London, UK)April 14, 2018
  • *NOMINATION: POSTGRADUATE DRAMA*
    RTS STUDENT TELEVISION AWARDS (Official Selection, London, UK) June 22, 2018
  • BORDERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)October 2, 2018
  • 4th PARKFLIMMERN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fürstenwalde, Germany)October 3, 2018
  • 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France)October 4, 2018
  • 4th DURHAM REGION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oshawa, ON, Canada)October 17, 2018
  • QUAESTIONENCURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Olot, Catalonia, Spain)October 26, 2018
  • EUROPANORAMA 2018 (Official Selection, Oslo, Norway)November 1, 2018
  • 13th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamilton, ON, Canada)November 11, 2018
  • 9th START INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baku, Azerbaijan)November 14, 2018
  • EUROPANORAMA 2018 - PART 2 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)November 15, 2018
  • 7th SOUQ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)November 16, 2018
  • SHARJAH FILM PLATFORM (Official Selection, United Arab Emirates)January 18, 2019
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    6th NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)January 27, 2019
  • EUROPANORAMA 2018/2019 (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)February 18, 2019
  • 4th LAS CRUCES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA)February 19, 2019
  • EUROPANORAMA 2019 (Official Selection, Riga, Latvia)February 26, 2019
  • EUROPANORAMA 2019 (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)February 27, 2019
  • EUROPANORAMA 2019 (Official Selection, Copenhagen, Denmark)February 28, 2019
  • 11th CRYSTAL PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)March 5, 2019
  • 8th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, UK)May 27, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 2nd SA INDIE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)May 24, 2019
  • 2nd TEGENSTROOM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oostburg, The Netherlands)October 17, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Julian Alexander
Screenplay
Julian Alexander
Producer
Pilar Cartró Benavides
Director of Photography
Luis Zarzo Escabias
Art Direction
Milda Baginskaite
Costume Design
Milda Baginskaite
Sound
Liam Gilchrist
Editor
Luis Zarzo Escabias
Sound Design
Antony Metaxakis, Gabriel Dutru
Music
Kumar

Details

Running Time
14:24
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

NORTHERN FILM SCHOOL
Leeds Beckett University
Electric Press, 1 Millennium Square
Leeds, UK - LS2 3AD

PRODUCER

Pilar Cartró Benavides
pilarcartro@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Julian Alexander
julianmakesfilms@gmail.com