Leisa Coffman is relatively a new Writer, Director and Producer. She has worked in many aspects of the entertainment industry through the publishing of books and production of films in years past. She feels fortunate to have worked alongside truly talented individuals that taught her skills that no formal institution could teach. This fact alongside her natural abilities is what helped her find her true passion.
Leisa has written and directed several short films in the last couple of years and is finishing up a script for her first feature film, Missing. She enjoys all aspects of filmmaking from casting to the editing room. In addition she enjoys finding unknown talent and has a unique approach in casting for the roles in her films.
Leisa is innovative and thinks outside the box, and this is what makes her an Avant Garde type of creator. Her work has been compared to the director Godfrey Reggio. Award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Trey Ellis, said of her experimental short film A Place was, "Gorgeous! I was reminded of Koyaanisqatsi. The words and music are haunting and gorgeous. The old and new images are lovely. There is much talent on display here."
Leisa writes about the resilience of the human spirit and about life experiences we all can relate to. In her short film The Porcelain Bird, Rafael Agustín, a writer on the award-winning Jane The Virgin said, "You did a wonderful job with Buttercup and with setting the mood of the piece. I could really feel the texture with how you lit it and shot it. You did fantastic with the visual storytelling. What a sweet story. Very poetic! The music! My God, I can't tell you how hooked I was to your short film simply based off the piano playing. It was a fantastic use of music!"
Leisa in addition is a Singer/Songwriter and writes the songs for her films. She says, "Films are an outlet for all the things I love most, writing, singing/songwriting and being behind the camera."
She is also the founder and director of the Luna Lumen Film Festival that launched this year. The festival finds unique films from all around the world and awards filmmakers with unique To the Moon spaceship trophy awards. Simply put, Leisa loves films of all types and enjoys recognizing the work of all filmmakers large and small and that passion is what created the festival. Leisa concludes, “Stories told visually from all around the world come in at the festival that are inspiring, enlightening and quite profound. I wanted to create a unique outlet to display such films.”