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BFA DT Alum is raising funds for her grad school short film

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BFA DT alum Lesley Steele graduated from Parsons in May 2013, having completed her thesis documentary Daddy’s Girl. Daddy’s Girl went on to win a Mark of Distinction award at the NY Independent Film Festival and other official selections.

Now, as a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts in the Live Action Short Film program, she’s embarked on a new level of filmmaking and pursuing her passion, education and career as a film director by making a new short film noir titled Destiny Jones.

Lesley says:

In directing and producing this film, I will be the only student working on the production as I’m responsible for hiring and bringing aboard working professionals on the set. The program is structured to create high-quality, low-budget films within the course of the academic year and so far I’ve had the opportunity to hold casting sessions, meet actors, work with a screenwriter, meet producers, directors, cinematographers, and learn the workings of creating a short film, from script to screen within today’s industry standards. The short will be a film noir with a modern twist, following the lead female protagonist Destiny Jones a NYC female detective. I created this story at Parsons two years ago in an Animation course and was so inspired to create a film representing a female protagonist on screen.

She is currently fundraising for the film via crowd funding source, Indiegogo.

Please visit the links below to the campaign and social media networks.

Destiny Jones Indiegogo Campaign

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