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Distant

I made this movie in April 2020, in response to Roger Corman’s Quarantine Film Festival challenge. This was my first attempt at horror, and—more notably—my first-ever collaboration with my wife, Ashlie Atkinson.

The challenge: Make a movie, under two minutes, without leaving your home, using only a cell phone and available lights.

UPDATE: As of June 2020, “Distant” has also been accepted into the New York City Quarantine Film Festival. You can watch their complete playlist here.

Blade Runner – The Lost Cut


My radical re-envisioning of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic.

I had been kicking this idea around for years. With the recent coronavirus pandemic, I suddenly found myself with a lot more time on my hands. This was the result.

Teaser – “The Big Johnson”

Edited by Leon Chase

Directed by Lola RocknRolla

Feature-length documentary is in progress


Flufgod – “Rise Up”

Directed by Leon Chase

Flufgod – Official SoundCloud

 

CHARACTER

Documentary Series

The “Character” project is one man’s attempt to document a vanishing breed: The New York City Eccentric.
 

EPISODE 2

“Suzy Hotrod: Roller Derby Star “

Meet Suzy Hotrod, the last original member of New York City’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby league—and one of the most well-known names in modern roller derby.

Directed by Leon Chase.

Winner: Audience Choice Award, 2019 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

Complete Cast and Credit info here.

 

EPISODE 1

“Fancy Feast – The Fat Burlesque Performer “

Fancy Feast, a self-described fat burlesque performer, sex educator, and winner of the 2016 Miss Coney Island pageant, discusses life in New York City.

Directed by Leon Chase.

Official Selection, 2017 Coney Island Film Festival

Complete Cast and Credit info here.

 

 
 

OTHER VIDEOS

“Upper West Side Story”

Comedy Short

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Written and directed by Leon Chase.

Starring Jennifer Williams and Marybess Pritchett.

Music by Régis V. Gronoff, and Bahar.

November 2015

Official Selection, 2016 New York Short Film Festival

Complete award and cast info here.

 

“The Pill Girls”

Concept Trailer

Written, directed, and scored by Leon Chase.

Starring Emma S. Gordon, Linda Hill, Caitlin Zoz, Regine Mont-Louis, and Jennifer Williams.

October 2013

Official Selection, 2014 Bad Film Fest

 

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