Artist Projects


Leslie McCleave

In the film Road, Margaret, a freelance photographer on her first big job, uses the latest government supplied technology to survey environmental disaster areas. Jay, her unemployed ex-boyfriend is along for the ride. The trip does not go exactly as planned and through their own moral lapses, the act of a fickle God or maybe just a paranoid delusion–the couple are forced to confront their relationships to the environment, the world at large, and each other. A loosely-structured narrative, Road uses multiple visual approaches (incorporating 35mm film, DV, archival footage) to tell the story.

Project Updates

  • 2007: Road wins Audience Choice Award, Kern Projections Film Festival

  • 2006: Road premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival

  • 2005: Road premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival, wins Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance: Catherine Kellner, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach

  • 2006: Road screens at the Brooklyn International Film Festival at the Brooklyn Museum and receives the festival’s award for Best Original Score

  • 2007: Road is broadcasted on Showtime