Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from On the Leesh!

While the On the Leesh team scatters around the New York/Massachusetts area for the holidays, we didn't want to leave before wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa might be checking out the parade this year, so I thought it might be appropriate to put this pic on here rather than a turkey (though I did find a picture of a turkey in a bikini... festive, no?).

Whether you're having tofurkey or the real thing, we hope this year's festivities bring little family stress and absolute deliciousness!

Be sure to put on your stretchy-pants!

Monday, November 10, 2008

On the Leesh Embarks on Two More Short Films

On the Leesh Productions is currently in pre-production on two more comedic short films. The first called, Milestone is a short comedy about what a woman's friends will do to help her through a divorce. The second is currently titled Pet Peeve - a short story about personal growth through dating.

Both shorts will be read tomorrow night at the office as part of an internal invited workshop/reading.

Milestone is not yet cast, but is currently slated to shoot in February in Brooklyn, NY. Pet Peeve is still in its gestation period, so location, cast and crew have not been set yet.

OTL does love short film!

Get 'em in, make 'em laugh, get 'em out!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Denim Screens in NYC

Denim in NYC
Jeff Lycett’s short film, Denim screened for a second time in NYC. This time, it was screened in Tribeca as part of the Gotham Screen Film Festival. Check out the festival at

Denim was screened as part of their short film series: One. This included some wonderful shorts from around the globe. One favorite was from the UK called Daisy. It was directed by Baley Wynn and included Josette Barchillon and Max Abram in the cast. It’s an adorable short romance that was well directed and wonderfully acted.

Congrats to Daisy and thanks to Gotham Screen 2008!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thanks to the Williamstown Film Festival

The below email was sent to the folks who ran the Williamstown Film Festival. It was written by writer/director Jeff Lycett who's short film, Denim screened there as part of the festival's shorts series.

Being a first time filmmaker, the world of festivals is very new to me. The people at Williamstown were very welcoming and supportive. Not only did they provide a great environment for the screening of my own film, they also gave me open access to other films and made it possible to commune with the other filmmakers. I can't wait to have make another film and I hope they accept me over and over and over again.

many thanks,
jeff lycett
(writer/director- DENIM)