Short Film (Drama/Thriller)

a film by Lesley Powers (USA)

The choice between country and family wreaks havoc on a family when the draft is reinstated


Lesley Powers is a narrative filmmaker based in Los Angeles by way of Nashville.  She is currently a judge for the 2019 Circle City Film Festival, a former panel coordinator for the Bentonville Film Festival, and a Nashville Film Festival 2015 Horizon Award nominee for her first short film, Mr. Johnson’s Julius Caesar.  She was also recognized as the winner of Best Director, Best Short, and Audience Award at the 2017 Middle Tennessee 54 Hour Film Festival.  

Currently, Lesley is in post production for her 6th short film - Don’t Tell Mom.  In other news, her comedic short - Make Yourself at Home, is about to go on the festival circuit and her dramatic short - Drafted, is playing at 3 festivals this Summer!  Previously, Powers’ short, Downline, premiered at the Nashville Independent Film Festival and the Rendezvous Film Festival in Florida in 2018.  

Lesley is a graduate of Indiana University and paid homage to her hometown of Indianapolis by naming her production company, NAPTOWN ENTERTAINMENT.  

Lesley’s goals include directing for a single cam television show, directing her first feature film by 2021, continuing to write original content, and growing her production company to eventually mentor up and coming female filmmakers.