By the age of thirteen, Aleisha Brooks had already written over three hundred pages of poetry and lyrics, and wrote two children's books. At fifteen, she had dozens of stories, speeches, and had started a screenplay and a novel. After being turned away from mainstream publishing, she chose to advance her career on her own. By twenty-two, she had published several stories in niche magazines. By thirty, she had written and produced a few One-Act plays, some of which she turned into short films, and written her first screenplay and novel. She has self-published three novels, written seven screenplays. She has coached many writers from as young as 13 in her time as a volunteer in a group which helps at-risk youth ages 13-18, and to individuals as old at 70. Currently Aleisha is writing a new novel and co-writing an animated screenplay with her partner in South Africa. She continues to blog, write speeches and do public speaking engagements.
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Unique traits: Fluent German, Affinity for Snakes, Love learning new languages and cultures, Open to new experiences, Can Do It attitude
Lust 'n' Love
Television by Nadia Sahari (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Script Supervisor
TV Mini Writer
An Egg a Day Saves Lives
Documentary by Esprit Films Director, Producer I interviewed Sarah Ehrlich founder of Help for Orphans for a Documentary Film Competition for Focus Forward Films. If you would like to donate, please go to www.giveaflock.org or helpfororphans.org
Hopelessly in June
Film by Vincent Brantley (Comedy and Romance) Actress A financial analyst from a staunchly religious family falls in love with June, a Los Angeles businesswoman whose parents are extremely liberal.
PSA Help for Orphans
by Esprit Films Writer, Director, Producer Two PSAs I wrote, directed and produced for Help for Orphans International
Saturday Night YouTube
Video by Esprit Films Writer, Director, Producer, Actress 47 Episodes of comedy spoof and sketches based on the long running hit tv show Saturday Night Live. Comedy, Improv, Sketches, Music. I wrote, produced, directed and edited every Saturday for 6 months straight before burning out on this one. LOL!
Film (short) by Dan Margules (Fantasy) Actress Happy, an orphaned dog in search of a new master, finds a kindred spirit in Marion, a lonely woman still pining for the man who left her three months ago. But Marion and Happy's new bond is quickly broken when Marion's ex-boyfriend returns. The betrayal is too much for Happy and he decides to take matters into his own paws. Will he find fulfillment in his new life? Written by Anonymous
Being in Sync
Film (short) by Barry C. Miller (Comedy and Music) Casting director DJ, Donny, Danny, and Dougie are former members of the musical group D4; a semi-popular boy-band that existed in the eighties. DJ, the lead singer of the band, is not happy with his life and secretly desires to have the band reunite. He also feels strongly that D4 was ahead of its time and is convinced of that because of the many boy-bands flooding the radio airwaves today. The other band members, however, have long since moved on: Donny is an IT Director, Danny is married with four small children, and Dougie is the mascot for a local restaurant. DJ is finally inspired to make a major life change after a strange music video style of a dream in which the band is back together. Upon waking, he quits his job within minutes of starting work for the day. As if a large weight has been lifted off his shoulders, DJ emphatically starts off on his quest to convince the other band-mates to reunite. Written by Barry C. Miller Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_S1FM-8ris
Film (short) by German Alonso Writer, Script Supervisor Produced by Sandra Varona. In the summer of 2006, I participated in the 48 Hour Film Festival. It's a big contest held across the United States to write, produce and show a film (yes from script to screen) in 48 hours. You get together with a team and draw categories from a hat. You are given a prop, e.g. a rope, a line of dialog, and a character name. Then you select a category. Ours was "disaster." Enjoy our film, Impact. I stayed up all night with 2 others writing it. Then I stayed up all day and the next night helping to shoot it on the production crew. I assisted the director and the actors. Since my mother is a midwife, I helped one of the actresses in her scene to prepare. - Aleisha
Film (short) by Ian Harris (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Script Supervisor & Team Writer The radio reports that Dr. Chameleon's reign of terror in Rivertown may be ending soon; listening is a woman who's just called the police. They arrive and interrogate her. She's just finished a double shift at a hospital; there's a body in her flat. Did she kill him? She tries to explain. Then we see the coroner make a startling discovery, and in a flashback, we see what really happened. Written by <email@example.com>
We are all on Drugs
Music by Weezer (Music) Actress- Soccor Mom You'll see me driving this van at :50, but what's funny is the gear shift didn't work well and the labeling was all gone, plus there was a movie cop just ahead of me, so I had a hard time wanting to look directly in the camera for fear I would run the cop over! lol
Brown Eyed Girls
by Esprit Films (Comedy) Writer, Director, Producer Shot in 2004, in just two days in San Diego, California, this is my third short film before ever attending film school and was made on no-budget. PG-13 for profane language and sexual references. Esprit Films and Aleisha Gore present Brown Eyed Girls. Sexual harassment in the office-place is a two-way street, but who's playing whom? Cast: Cameron: C.Y. Felicia: Pauline Rulla Melody: Gina Ramirez Brandy: Nicole Brokaw Chuck: Paul Gilchrist George: Marc Garcia Mark: Jonathan Allen Alex: Todd Hylton Music by: The Walkouts http://www.myspace.com/stevewatkinstunes Dr. Mindbender http://www.myspace.com/drmindbender
Film (short) by Esprit Films Writer, Director, Producer My second short I ever made and the first one over 10 minutes and with a large cast and crew. Filmed on location in Downtown, San Diego. This film brought me a lot of attention from the lookie-loos at Hooters across the street. It also got me attention from the San Diego Police. I had never before done a production of this size. We shot over a weekend and on no-budget. Thanks to everyone who made this film possible. Uninvited Fatema: Tammarrah Walker Sonja: Amy Paddock Nate Berman: Chris Lemons Officer Baker: Jeffrey James Lippold Coffee Shop Server: Orlando Nogales Elizabeth: Tallia Cuellar Cowboy: Christopher Duzan Jimmy Dong: Paul Champy Charles Danzig: Eric Gorman VoiceOvers: Chad David Camera 1: Debbie Falagan Camera 2: Aleisha Gore Script Supervisor: Cheryl Livingston Special Effects Makeup: Slim Fadey myspace.com/slimfadey Effects Make-Up Assistant: Sky King Executive Producers Aleisha Gore & Amanda Bengtson Written, Produced, and Directed by Aleisha Gore Production Manager: Amanda Bengtson Location Manager: Ted and Deborah Falagan Storyboards: Douglas Mooney Gaffer: Paul Champy Recording Engineer at Cafe Bassam: Brad Botbyl Production Assistants Rudy D Peraza Cheryl Livingston Edited by: Kegham Berajekelian and Aleisha Gore Music by Graffiti 61 Moonflower Winterland www.myspace.com/graffiti61music with permission of Dominic Massaro and Quinn's Song_The Dance Begins Quinn's Song_A New Man Schmetterling Heart of the Beast Written and Produced by Kevin McLeod and used with his permission. Thank you to all the wonderful cast and crew and contributors who made this all possible. Esprit Films © 2009 Aleisha Russell Productions Aleisha Gore Productions All Rights Reserved No unauthorized duplication or reproduction of any kind without prior express written permission of Aleisha Gore and Esprit Films.
An Act of God
Film (short) by Esprit Films Writer, Director, Producer This is the first of three dynamic productions that we worked on with a number of great actors and crew who wore multiple hats and contributed time, money, skill and greatness to the making of the films. Written, directed and produced by Aleisha Russell. I would really like to thank all my actors and crew for their time, effort and contributions to this film and others: Amanda Bengtson Chris Martin Chris Duzan Cheryl Livingston Lauri Russell Kimberley Reynolds Dan Margules Darrick Hwang Landon Ricker Gina Ramirez Paul Gilchrist Leihla Kohbodi Daniel Truong Jonathan Caceres Cassidy Brown Courtney Yingling Robert Mason Leon Ortiz-Gil Thank you all for an awesome job!