Pascal Leister - Director / Writer
Unique stories and characters combined with a keen sense for stylized visuals drive Pascal’s directing and writing.

Born and raised in old Europe, an infatuation with American movies, tv and West Coast culture led him to study film at AFI and create a new home in Los Angeles. After graduating, Pascal quickly became a sought after editor before founding his own production company - Lodestar Films. Lodestar is a boutique shop that mainly focuses on the short form space - commercials, viral/branded content and short films.

Pascal’s short films have played at festivals around the world and his work has been featured on the Huffington Post. To keep his craft fresh between projects, he co-founded a directing workshop.

For fun Pascal directs sketch videos for the youtube channel cherrybombcomedy.

Pascal’s feature script ”Gringo Bay”, a psychological thriller, was invited to the Emerging Narrative Program at IFP and won a Panasonic Digital Filmmaker Grant. “The Orpheus Project” his feature length screenplay for a supernatural horror film was quarterfinalist at the Screencraft Horror script competition and is nominated for “Spotlight Best Dialog” at the Fresh Voices script competition .

Currently Pascal is writing “The Listing” a low budget thriller set to be his debut feature, as well as “Carnivorous” a horror movie about flesh eating insects.
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