After losing everything, a stubborn, wounded man motorcycles across the beautiful but barren West Texas landscape in search of perspective. A dream trip meant for two, alone.
- WEST OF LEONA began planning and pre-production in February 2016.
- An Indiegogo campaign in November 2016 raised enough to start principal photography in West Texas. Fifty percent of the film was self-financed and included contributions from AMFM Studios LLC and a superior equipment rental from MPS Studios. (Love those anamorphic lenses, thank you!)
- Phase 1 of production ocurred in April 2017 in Marfa, Texas and surrounding areas of Alpine and Fort Davis.
- Phase 2 of production took place in Austin, TX in May 2017.
- Post-production finalized in February 2018.
- We are now in festival submission mode!
WEST OF LEONA was written and directed by Christopher James Thompson.
His vision encompasses the struggle to make sense of one’s self after a broken relationship and how hard it is to find your own identity.
Thematic Threads: WEST OF LEONA explores the human condition by showcasing an individual whose failure, mistakes, and despair precede a final moment of clarity.
West Of Leona full length feature script is a second rounder in the 2020 Austin Film Festival!
Screening Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM AFS Cinema 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752