R. Scott Leisk is an award winning American film director and screenwriter. Scott was born in Florida but grew up in Houston, Texas. He has always had an affinity towards movies and played around with his parents' Super 8 camera as a child making home movies. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Radio, TV, Film (RTF). While attending college he was fascinated and inspired to become a filmmaker after studying the films of the great French and Italian filmmakers of the 1960s. It was then that he saw the potential of film beyond just entertainment but as an art form.
He wrote and directed the dramatic short film entitled 'Last Night I Fell Again'. The film garnered enthusiastic reviews for its interesting take on a relationship and praise for its visual style. He has written multiple screenplays that are in various stages of development and investment.
His latest movie, 'Mahogany Sunrise' is a stylistic lovers on the run tale with themes greed, chance encounters and doing what you are meant to in life. Mahogany Sunrise won a Platinum REMI award in the Action/Adventure category at the 47th annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.
'Mahogany Sunrise' (retitled Gang Money Run) will be distributed starting in May 2015 with a RedBox relase.
Captured Heart Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Independent Indie rock band Captured Heart is on the verge of success all they have to do is check their egos, settle creative differences, stop destructive behavior in time and get back to the heart of their inspiration before opportunity slips away.
Sirena Action ⋄ Drama ⋄ Thriller A renegade stunt performer leads her motorcycle gang into a Mexican town seeking revenge against a crime boss that killed her mother. WGA# 1718311
Corazon Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical ⋄ Romance Alone after being separated from his family when they are forced from their ancestral Hacienda, a young boy learns the ways of a charro from a traveling performer; skills that will come in handy years later when he finds himself in the midst of Mexican Revolution.
Mahogany Sunrise (retitled Gang Money Run for distribution) Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Romance A struggling musician falls for a charismatic burlesque dancer while getting entangled with hired guns and a border town gang bent on killing him.
The Oath Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical Two warring Roman city states decide to settle their year long war by pitting three warrior brothers from each in a winner takes all battle, but when the lone survivor returns home he realizes he was a political pawn rather than a hero.
The Fifth Grave Drama ⋄ Thriller A vice-ridden private eye hired to protect his wealthy client's daughter from a suspicious religious cult finds himself caught up in a bizarre web of deceit, corruption and murder.
Hacienda Drama ⋄ Family ⋄ Historical ⋄ Romance A lonely doctor recalls his youth, and reconnects with his spirit, his family & his true love when he returns to his hometown to attend his father's funeral; he finds home. WGA# 1689796
Colossal Youth Comedy ⋄ Drama ⋄ Romance When his dream girl returns to school a hopeless romantic teen tries to win her heart, until he hits rock bottom and realizes his true love has been there all along. WGA#1681575
Midnight Blue Drama ⋄ Film-noir ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller A struggling Jazz musician and small time grifter gets caught up in the seedy underbelly of organized crime after getting framed for the murder of wealthy seductress’ husband.
Reverse Lookup Drama ⋄ Romance ⋄ Thriller A fashion model receives a missed call and her curiosity gets her implicated in a murder so she enlists the help of an aspiring actor to help her prove her innocence while trying to survive the real killer.
Gang Money Run (aka Mahogany Sunrise)
Film by Giant Steps Productions Writer/Director
Last Night I Fell Again
Film (short) by Giant Steps Productions Writer/Director
Gang Money Run (aka Mahogany Sunrise) - Platinum REMI Award WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
University of Texas - Austin