Lesley Elizondo is a Mexican American writer, director, and cinematographer born and raised in Los Angeles California. As a first generation art scholar and filmmaker, she looks to tell significantly diverse stories through a multicultural American lens. Lesley writes and directs stories based within the Mexican and the American diasporas exploring themes of loss and love within familial heritage and folklore. In 2018 she was awarded the Women In Film Loreen Arbus Fellowship in Cinematography and the Antonio David Blanco Fellowship for her thesis film. In 2017, she received the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts fellowship (2016,2017); the Dorothy Arzner Memorial Fund and was chosen to be one of NALIP's Media Summit Emerging Content Creator. Lesley has completed a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Narrative Film Directing from California State University of Long Beach.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Memories: Jose de Jesus2019
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Negrita Cucurumbe 2019
    Student, Short
    Romeo and Julio2018
    Short, Student
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Memories: Jose de Jesus2019
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Negrita Cucurumbe 2019
    Student, Short
    Romeo and Julio2018
    Short, Student
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Memories: Jose de Jesus2019
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Negrita Cucurumbe 2019
    Student, Short
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
    Memories: Jose de Jesus2019
    Experimental, Short, Student
Official Selection
Negrita Cucurumbe
Latinx Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
College
University of California Los Angeles
MFA Cinematography
20152018
College
Cal State Long Beach
BA - Narrative Film Directing and Spanish Literature
20082012
Birth Date
March 27, 1990
Birth City
Los Angeles
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Los Angeles
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Mexican American
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
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