Leslie Brown is an independent Casting Director and Production Coordinator. While exploring different careers, she spent a few years trying out acting, dancing, and directing children's theater. She got involved in Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) in 2004 and produced her inaugural showpiece, UNITED, a TXL Films production. This educational music video/short film premiered inside the United Nations in 2004 and went on to screen at more than 20 film festivals, win 7 awards, and qualify for an Academy Award nomination. Quickly realizing that finding talent was her passion, she focused more on casting and let others produce. Directly following UNITED, Leslie continued to support YHRI and cast a series of 30 Public Service Announcements depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as well as 21 ads for another non-profit organization on the subject of moral codes, all under the TXL Films banner.
Since then, she has cast numerous short films for students at NYFA (LA), and CCH, as well as several commercials. She cast 3 feature length films for up-and-coming directors still navigating their way through different stages of post-production, and distribution in the film festival circuit. Outside of her role at TXL Films, Leslie is on the Board of Directors for the Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble in Los Angeles, where she helps cast youth ages 12 to 22 of all ethnicities from all around Los Angeles and give them an opportunity to take on roles they may not otherwise have access to in Shakespeare's plays.
Specializing in finding talented multi-ethnic youth, Leslie has been focusing on casting scripted and non-scripted commercials for ABCmouse.com since 2011. Her work can also be seen in such short films as "Struck", "The Buffalo Killer" "Animalia" and "Lennon", as well as the Internet TV Series "Kittens in a Cage".
Film (Short, Adventure, Drama and Romance) Casting director Lennon Gandhi Mayburn (Kim Kutner) is different; she sees dead people. And with the help of her favorite departed friend, Mrs. Polanski (Nancy Cartwright), an old lady with a penchant for adventure, she learns that although she may never see her beloved parents again, there may still be hope at true love in the real world.
The Buffalo Killer
Film (Short and Western) Casting director Years after her father's murder, an orphaned girl is confronted by a repentant outlaw on the run from a vicious U.S. Marshall.
Cross the Line
Film (Short and Drama) Casting director A juvenile delinquent must confront his judgmental brother in order to see their dying mother.
Film (Short, Drama, Romance and Western) Casting director A teenage girl learns the sexual parallels between humans and animals when a female veterinarian arrives to care for the girl's ailing horse, upsetting the repressed serenity of a 1950's patriarchal rancher family.
How to Be a Martian
Film (Short, Adventure and Family) Casting director A precocious second grader with an invisible friend is forced to face reality to save both himself and his know-it-all classmate on their imaginary journey to Mars.
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Film (Short and Romance) Producer On his way to work one day, Joel (Bodhi Elfman) is impaled through the chest by a three-foot arrow. But it doesn't harm him. And it won't come out. So Joel has to learn to deal - both with his newfound protrusion, and his own painful loneliness. He tries to go to work, to date women, but no one seems ready to accept his strange flaw. Little does he know, his life is about to change forever... Written by Anonymous
From Fire: An Odyssey of Glass
Film (Short) Miscellaneous Crew What makes a petite 5.5 ft women choose an artistic path in life which is so physically challenging that internationally the art form has become a male-dominated arena? This visually arresting film takes you on a spiritual journey with sculptor Marlene Rose as she materializes her artistic expression. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A dark comedy about growing up in suburbia. James, 17, is on a mission to lose his virginity, aided by a small-time drug dealer, Doug. Along the way he gains long-buried memories of his father that he's able to share with his little brother, Brian. Written by Ruben Carbajal
Video (Short, Drama and Music) Producer An inner-city kid with a heart for basketball is the only one willing to stand up to a fearsome group of local hoodlums. But he can't do it alone, and pays a dear price for his bravado. Now his only chance lies in a a frail hope that he might unite those like him, across oceans and ethnic boundaries, to ultimately return for a final climactic showdown on the court. Written by Leslie Brown
Film (Short, Drama and Music) Producer Through a series of strange events, Travis finally finds he is able once again play the piano.
Cat's Bad Hair Day
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Thirteen is not an easy age for shy Alicia. Her only friend Michelle is a sex-obsessed flake and her single dad would rather pick his toes then talk to her. To make matters worse, boys have been chasing her after school, a cutie in 7th grade science won't leave her alone, and the older boy from down the street is knocking at the door. Belitted, traumatized, and ignored. Thirteen year old Alicia is becoming a woman whether she likes it or not. Written by Anonymous