Experiencing Interruptions?

Detour - Visual Ep

A Visual Album where Leila Dey plays an up-and-coming street racer.

As we journey through each song, we see Leila and her 'beau' on their way to a race but unfortunately, there’s a Detour.

  • Leila Dey
  • Meeka McLean
  • Sean Carson
  • Leila Dey
    Key Cast
  • Tevin Goodridge
    Key Cast
  • Kim Valentine
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Music, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2022
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Director Biography - Meeka McLean

After studying Broadcast Television and Videography at Humber College, Meeka secured her first job at a post-production house and has worked her way up.

Now an Editor and Director, Meeka has hit the ground running. Internationally, she holds post-production credits in popular films and TV series like Vikings Valhalla, Nightmare Alley, Madam CJ Walker, and Da 5 Bloods just to name a few!

Locally, She has edited, colour corrected, produced, and directed various projects and music videos for amazing Toronto artists such as Leila Dey, sydanie, and HTBSLE to name a few.

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Director Statement

Detour is a Visual EP that tells a love story of ease, reconcilement, and self-love.

Each song serves as a visual roadmap where we see Leila Dey, and her 'beau' on their way to an anticipated street race. It's all sunshine and smiles until unfortunately, there’s a Detour at "The Switch”.

It's then that we see the backstory to this journey and we understand that our protagonist, Leila dey, has to make some important choices to make - including choosing herself.


This project was Produced, Directed, Edited and Coloured by Me. 

Leila Dey and I played with the idea of a short movie for a couple of years, but neither of us knew how we could pull it off. We had really big ideas and no financial backing, but we both believed in the overall vision.

In time, we were able to get some amazing friends to help us put this together. Sean Carson [Cinematographer] understood our vision and it translated through the camera in every moment. Overall, It was an amazing journey and I'm very proud of what we produced. I hope you enjoy our visual EP.