LEYLA  MANDEL 

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ISOLATION

6:21 min, 2022

The lonely experience of the COVID-19 pandemic shown through the perspective of a little girl.

written & directed & edited: Leyla Mandel
shot with Bolex 16mm film camera

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ARLINGTON RECYCLING CENTER PROMO
1:24 min, 2022

Introduces residents to the recycling center and encourages them to get involved. Created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA.

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: 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 & iPhone camera

song: Pete Seger & Sunrise Movement

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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 & 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

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THE HAVEN PROJECT
27 min, 2020

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

written & directed: Erika Jolie

edited: Leyla Mandel

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

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PERCY JACKSON
WEB SERIES

Season 1: 15 Episodes, 2017-2018

Editing for the entire season of this web series: Leyla Mandel

produced by Dreamers Entertainment.

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DIVEST TUFTS

3:02 min, 2021

Using google maps to create a visual connection between the Tufts campus and my family home in Turkey.

written & directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

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EMBRACE ZERO WASTE: BANNED ITEMS
2:14 min, 2022

Intern Ez from Arlington's Public Works Reuse and Recycling Center explains what can and can't be disposed of in curbside trash. Created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA.

directed & edited: Leyla Mandel

camera: Leyla Mandel and Lillie Bukzin

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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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LEVANTINE COOKING
46:12 min, 2019-2020

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

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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 & directed: WHS Strike Circle Recruitment Team

produced & 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

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"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 & editing: Leyla Mandel