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Death is Orange directed by Lauren Tepfer is an intimate look into grief, love, family, and understanding. Heavily influenced by the intersections of time and personal identity, Lauren captures her work in real time as she herself is still processing her life. S
Jennifer Albarracin is a filmmaker and recent graduate of William and Mary, in her latest short film she pays tribute to the sacrifices of her immigrant father. The challenges of immigrants exist with or without having legal status and Jennifer is a product of just how hard first generation children work to not allow those struggles to be in vain.
Director Maxine Espanol’s “Morning Talks” is an intimate look at a relationship meeting its end inspired by her own heartbreak. It’s her directorial debut and a departure from her usual work with editing.
The Apocalypse Will Blossom is a beautiful, quick, and intelligent short that captures a depression spiral post 2016 Election in the most relatable ways- protesting, fries, and friendship. Director Courtney Jines wrote and also starred in this short along with friends and details her experience in an interview with TLL.
Teen filmmaker, Kathryn Zix, uses film to explain her thoughts and feelings. “Ghost of Late” dives into her feelings of isolation and “being different”.
Vanesa Moreno is a 17 year old Latinx director. This is her first short film, a personal piece dissecting her identity.
Director, Yasmin Mistry contributes to America Heard, a documentary series covering the affects of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Filmmaker, Allison Bar documents her first trip to NYC and the feelings she experienced.
“Taffy” is short film about a teen girl having sex for the first time. Directed by Amanda Dimartino, it dissects the awkward parts of intimacy and adolescence.
Topaz Winters is a queer writer based in Singapore. Her recent poem was transformed into a beautiful short film on human emotion, here’s a look behind her process.
It’s Pilar’s birthday month and she’s serving us some of her favorite January films. Cozy up with a latte and enjoy these <3
Pilar is back at it again with a collective of festival and cozy films for your Holiday binge.
Fall fashion is a major highlight of autumn!! In this month’s What She’s Watching Pilar walks us through her fav stylish flicks.
What She’s Watching is back and spookier than ever! Pilar’s got all the top picks for a very festive Halloween.
What She’s Watching is the Light Leaks’ first column! Filmmaker Pilar Duralde is breaking down what films she recommends in a totally easy to read, fun, and friendly way. No film school bros being condescending here. Film is for everyone!
Rep the Light Leaks wherever you go with our cute logo sticker! It’s a 2.25” x 2.25” semi glossy sticker that looks great on notebooks, folders, hard drives— and more. Color will stay best if on indoor items.
Is your jacket a blank slate? Do you love collecting pins for your backpack? You’re in luck! Try out our mini 1.25’’ pins on for size. These adorable pins will help you carry TLL with you everywhere. Decorated with our original artwork, it’ll def be an awesome conversational starter.
The “Be Your Own Lead Character” tote is the next addition to your closet! Perfect for holding all of your creative supplies, it’ll always be there for you when inspiration strikes. Exclusively designed by Ludmila Leiva for the Light Leaks, you won’t find this design anywhere else online. The 100% cotton bag has 22” handles and is the standard tote size of 14.5" x 15.5".
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