Bio

Leilani Downer works in both television an film as a writer, director, and producer.

 

She recently wrote MERRY MATRIMONY, a television movie for the Hallmark Channel’s 25 Days of Christmas 2015.  This was done after making her directorial debut with THE ARRANGEMENT, a romantic comedy short which she also wrote.  After production, Leilani was hired to write and direct for Hollywood Casting and Film Company.  REJUVITROL, a “Funny or Die” type parody,  and the poignant THERE  IS MORE THAN ONE ANSWER.  During her career she has written a wide range of independent films from comedy to sci-fi, and executive produced an award winning short film entitled PIE ‘N BURGER.

 

Her ties to the community include being a long standing board member of the Peter Glenville Foundation and a part of the Biola Studio Task Force. She has been guest speaker at Azusa Pacific University and Biola, has both mentored and taught writers at Act One School for Writers; while judging and presenting awards at the Angelus Student Film Festival and the 168 Film Project and Festival.

Member of Writers Guild of America, West

Credits

TELEVISION:

A DIFFERENT WORLD - Carsey/Werner          

GROWING PAINS - Warner Bros.              

HANGING WITH MR. COOPER -  Warner Bros.

FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR - NBCP

SISTER/SISTER - Paramount 

REWIND - Warner Bros.

GOOD NEWS - Sparks Productions

MERRY MATRIMONY - Chesler Perlmutter Productions

PILOTS:

“JOHNNY B. GOODE” - NBC

"HART AND SOUL” - FOX

FEATURES:

DALLAS JUSTICE & LAW - Crescent Star Entertainment WRITER

LIL’ PIMP - Revolution Studios

FISSURE - Top Pup Media

THE LENA BAKER STORY - Lena Baker LLC

SHORTS:

THERE IS MORE THAN ONE ANSWER - Hollywood Casting and Film

THE ARRANGEMENT - Fools Errand Entertainment

PIE ‘N BURGER - Act One Productions

DVDs:

CHONDA PIERCE: ON HER SOAP BOX - Word Records

DIRECTOR:

ONE FOR MY BABY -

THERE' IS MORE THAN ONE ANSWER - Hollywood Casting and Film

THE ARRANGEMENT - Fools Errand Entertainment

REJUVITROL - Hollywood Casting and Film