LEYLA  MANDEL 

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WHICH SIDE

ARE YOU ON?

PART 1
 

2:11 min, 2020

A call for action for the environment from the perspective of a teenager. This film follows a Sunrise Movement High School Training Summit in Washington D.C. in 2019

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: Leyla Mandel & Maud Neeley

shot with 4K Blackmagic and iPhone camera

song: Pete Seger and Sunrise Movement

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GREY TO BLUE
13:40 min, 2018

A young woman's journey of finding a sustainable energy source through a small wind turbine, transforms her community.

written & directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

This film was submitted to the UN Sustainable Development Goals film competition.

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WHICH SIDE

ARE YOU ON?

PART 2
5:02 min, 2020

Interview with three Watertown High School activists regarding their work in the youth movement towards a cleaner future. 

interviewees: Alex Theune, Lana Taffel, and May Cort

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: Leyla Mandel 

shot with 4K Blackmagic camera

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WHICH SIDE

ARE YOU ON?

PART 3
5:04 min, 2021

Conversation with a first grader on what climate change is and why it's happening.

interviewee: Ophelia B.

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: Leyla Mandel 

shot with 4K Blackmagic camera

LEVANTINE COOKING
2019-2020
46:12 mins

Recipes and family stories by members of my family told in French, Turkish and English. Edited within, videos of summer life with the family and the Turkish landscape.

camera & edit: Leyla Mandel

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SUNRISE WATERTOWN IS WIDE AWAKE
58 sec, 2020

Sunrise teens lead a strike through Watertown, MA, calling for climate action, and for town residents to wake up to the climate crisis and approaching election..

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: Leyla Mandel & Maud Neeley

THE HAVEN PROJECT
27 min, 2020

A dedicated high school student struggles to earn her place in a seemingly perfect society.

written and directed: Jolie Rae Madison

edited: Leyla Mandel

(link above is the trailer, also edited by Leyla Mandel)

Won a special mention at the Accolade Global Film Competition 2020.

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EARTH DAY LETTER TO GOVERNOR BAKER
4:47 min, 2020

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Watertown Sunrise put together a collaborative video explaining their goals in regards to the climate crisis, as well as asking Governor Baker to agree to a Massachusetts Green New Deal.

written and directed: WHS Strike Circle Recruitment Team

produced and edited: Leyla Mandel & Michael MacNeill

Contribution by 40 members of the WHS Sunrise hub, this video was produced while in quarantine during the pandemic. Each contributor filmed themselves in their domestic setting and uploaded the clip for editing.

Article in Raider Times about WHS Sunrise Strike Circle, April 20, 2020

"WHS Strike Circle has big plans for Earth Day"

by Iona Fleming

PERCY JACKSON WEB SERIES
Season 1: 15 Episodes, 2017-2018

Editing for the entire season of this web series

produced by Dreamers Entertainment.

"THE OFFICE"a horror movie

1:41 min, 2019

Our beloved town of Scranton Pennsylvania is under attack as the employees of Dunder Mifflin face their worst nightmare--a psychotic, delusional and dangerous mastermind who preys on his fellow office employees. Shape shifting from employee to monster in mere minutes, Dwight Shrute turns the office upside down as all hell breaks loose.

concept and editing: Leyla Mandel

THE GINGER EMPIRE

1:52 min, 2018

 

Lana, a high school student, embarks on her election

campaign, calling all to join her red-headed cult.

written by: Emily Azevedo, Ryan Leonard, Leyla Mandel, Lana Taffel

directed and edited by: Leyla Mandel

For this film we used a green screen and created special effects.