About US

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DHP the Company

Dream Hero Productions is a limited liability company (LLC) formed by Lewis Leslie in 2014. Dream Hero Productions has produced three short films, and three feature-length films. DHP films are award-winning & have been finalists in film festivals and filmmaking contests. Before forming Dream Hero Productions, Lewis produced numerous short films dating back to 2010, as well as the feature film "Killer Ink".

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Writer/Director

Lewis Leslie is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He made his directorial debut with "Killer Ink", the hard-hitting grindhouse film about a tattoo artist who moonlights as a serial killer. The film features iconic actor Peter (Chewbacca) Mayhew. Lewis also wrote and directed "Strange Company", "Battered", and "Sinners, Inc". He has directed Emmy award-winner Bill Oberst Jr, Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z, and actors who have appeared in numerous high profile projects. He continues to work in Colorado producing original films.

Dream Hero Productions' FILMS (click images for trailers)

MENTAL

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"When professional insomniac Ty (Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z) Brown's music career hits a slump, he grows frustrated by his future step-daughter's erratic behavior, and must confront her in order to bring harmony back to the household."


Starring Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z, Mia Klosterman & Anastasia Ullmann, "Mental" is currently touring the festival circuit.


“Nice and creepy! Well shot and well performed.”

- Graham Yost, producer, The Americans / Justified

DEUCES

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"When dejected circus clown Deuces is awoken by a mysterious stranger, he soon finds himself in a battle of wits with the Angel of Death, and must find a way to defeat the stranger, or risk losing what's left of his soul."


Starring Marc Bilker & Andrew Roth, "Deuces" is making its rounds in the festival circuit in 2019.


WINNER best Cinematography at the Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival 3/30/19. 

KILLER INK

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"When a close friend goes missing, Gage, a tattoo artist moonlighting as a serial killer, must hunt a second killer he fears may have had something to do with his mother's death 25 years ago."


Starring Christopher C. Romero & featuring Peter (Chewbacca) Mayhew, "Killer Ink" was featured at Denver Comic Con, and is currently available through Amazon & most major online retailers.

LATEST NEWS

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"Mental" screens at EFPalooza

"Mental" enjoyed a very successful screening at The Bug Theatre in Denver on 2/22/19 that was followed by a Q&A with writer/director Lewis Leslie. The film's producer Tim Koger from Disco Duck Productions was also in attendance.

"Mental" & "Deuces" CO Short Circuit Film Festival

"Mental" & "Deuces" selected to the Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival in Colorado Springs, March 29th-30th, 2019.  "Deuces" WINNER best Cinematography at the festival!

Dead in Decatur

 "Mental" & "Deuces" will screen at the Dead in Decatur Int'l Film Fest in Decatur, IL November 1st! 

Midwest Monster Fest

"Deuces" screened at the Midwest Monster Fest September 14th in Moline, IL.

"Mental" & "Deuces" BlissFest333

"Mental" & "Deuces" screening at BlissFest333 at Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse in Denver on 8/25/19.

2019 Focus

DHP is focusing on our festival runs for "Mental" & "Deuces", as well as post-production on "One Way", "Strange Company", "Battered" & "Sinners, Inc". We are also in development on two new feature films: "The Dying Fields" (Billy Blair & Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z in talks), and our exorcism film "Cross to Bear" (Bill Oberst Jr in talks) with the help of our producers Kara Skelly & Angela Sartain. Be sure to check out the grindhouse/horror hit "Killer Ink" (featuring Peter Mayhew) on Amazon!

AWARDS & recognition

Denver Comic Con

"Killer Ink" screened to a packed house at Denver Comic Con.

Vail Film Festival

"Teddy's Ransom" was selected by judges Kevin Smith & Tao Ruspoli as a finalist in the Hint Fiction Film Contest & screened at the Vail Film Festival.

Phenom Film Fest

"The Music Box" crowned winner of the Phenom Film Fest's 1Story3Visions contest.

DEUCES wins best Cinematography at co short circuit '19

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