LESLIE BLOOM

Director. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 

LESLIE BLOOM - Writer, Producer, Director

 

In her 30 years as a member of the Director's Guild of America, Leslie has accumulated a wealth of production experience in television series, TV movies, feature films, educational videos and television commercials as an assistant director and Producer including recently produced and directed: 

 

Woodstock or Bust!

September – Lady Filmmaker Film Festival – nominated for 2 supporting Actresses, Best Actor

April 2019 – Artemis Film Festival - Best Feature, Best Actress

January 2019 - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Picture, Best Editing,  Best Cinematography

 

MAMA EARTH was won several awards including:

Best Sustainability Film - Pine Film Festival

Platinum - Aurora Award

Moondance Calypso Award

 

Director's Guild of America award for the director’s team on Northern Exposure.

Emmy award - Producer Bill Nye the Science Guy 

 

Additional producer/director, production manager and assistant director credits range from series - Melrose Place, Misfits of Science, McKenna, ABC After School Specials, to the feature films Assassins, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Monkey Shines, The Favor, Homer and Eddie Frozen Assets, Permanent Record, and St. Helens. TV movies - Asteroid, Switched At Birth, My First Love, Eden, and from a non-broadcast life skills educational series for the middle school students to nationally and internationally broadcast commercials.

Bloom holds a B.A. in Speech Communications, with an emphasis on film production from the University of Oregon.

MARTIN WILEY

Producer 

 

Martin Wiley is a production executive and producer with over twenty-five years experience in filmed entertainment. He’s overseen development and physical production of independent and studio product and structured financing and distribution with major studios, foreign sales companies and equity investors in the US and abroad. His filmography includes two dozen independent and studio features, including:

  • Acts of Violence starring Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser and Sophia Bush for Lions Gate

  • Woodstock or Bust, a multiple Best Picture winner at indie festivals

  • Lazarus Project starring Paul Walker for Sony Pictures

  • Tamara, with Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, for Lions Gate

  • Drive Thru, horror comedy starring Leighton Meester for Lions Gate

  • Sony Pictures’ Clive Davis thriller The Plague, starring James VanDerBeek

  • The MGM action drama Madison, a world premiere at the Sundance Festival

  • Never Talk to Strangers, starring Antonio Banderas and Rebecca DeMornay

  • Under Siege 2 for Warner Brothers 

  • As a production executive, he acquired and developed titles such as Varsity Blues, Nurse Betty, American History X, The Cooler and others

 

Wiley is a DGA director, in the category of documentary and television.

I S R A E L   A R I A S

Director of Photography

Israel Arias has been an experienced Director of Photography for 5 years. His passion began in his college years at the age of 19 years old. Israel received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Portland in the year 2014. As he has grown in this industry he has had the opportunity to closely work along side Leslie Bloom, a film and television Director/Producer. In addition Israel has worked alongside professional Director of Photography; Randolph Sellars, as well as Director; Thad Smith. In addition he has worked on various projects ranging from features films, short films, commercials and Google ads. Paying close attention to detail and taking all aspects into consideration when it comes to creating a great film, he leaves the audience in great admiration.

Awards

Woodstock or Bust 2019

iTiME  Travel (2016)

Producer/Director - Best Supporting Actor - Oregon Short Film Festival

Deja Vu (2016)

Executive Producer - Best Choreography - Portland 48 hour

3 Pigs (2008)

Storybook Theater Video - Producer/Director/Editor - Kids First Film Festival 3rd place Best Musical

Mama Earth (2006)

Earthwalk Media - Producer/Director - Aurora Awards - Platinum Award -  Environmental Documentary, Gold - Use of Music, Best Sustainability - Film Pine Film Festival, Calypso Award - Moondance Film Festival, Aired as part of  Natural Heroes Award winning PBS series.

 

Billy Nye the Science Guy (1999-2000)

Syndicated Producer - Emmy - Best Children's show 

Billy Nye the Science Guy (1998-1999)

PBS- Producer - Emmy - Best Children's Show 

 

Educating Mom (1996)

After School Special - DGA Directorial Award

Northern Exposure (1991-1992)

CBS - 2nd Assistant Director Emmy - Outstanding Drama Series

Northern Exposure (1992)

NBC - 2nd Assistant Director - DGA Directorial Award

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