Leslie Von Pless
Though I currently reside in Brooklyn, I am a very proud Upstate New Yorker. I grew up in Syracuse, NY and attended Fredonia State University in Western New York, where I received a BS in Digital Video Production.
During the day I am the video producer for Lambda Legal, a national LGBT legal rights organization. I shoot and edit short documentaries and campaign, promo, and explainer videos. I also do editorial and event photography, photo editing for the website and publications, and generally get involved in all things visual.
Nights and weekends I freelance, working with other do-gooder organizations, as well as do my own independent film work. I am an outdoor enthusiast; I love the Northeast and care deeply about the land, water, and wilderness of this region. I do landscape and nature photography and my independent films lean towards environmental and conservation topics.
Most recently, my short film created for Lambda Legal, Flying Solo, won the Grand Jury Award for Documentary Short at Outfest: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival and my independent short film, The Count, won the Best Amateur Film Award at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.
All in all, I create simple, moving stories about remarkable people and important issues.