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Logline for BEAST:

In this coming of age early 2000s horror-fantasy, a 17 year old girl must overcome her physical insecurities when she agrees to go on a blind date for the senior prom.


About the Key Creatives:

Lesha Vescio - Director

Lesha Vescio is a third year Film Production student at The University of British Columbia. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Lesha came to Vancouver at 20 years of age to pursue an education in the entertainment industry. She has worked in the past as a model, actor, and bartender, now wanting to focus more on making things happen behind the camera. She prefers to write and create stories of science fiction, horror, or fantasy. Despite struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic, she has successfully worked on every third year film in 2021, with roles including MUA, camera assistant, actor, and sound. Lesha's favourite roles have been directing, co-producing, and 1st ADing, and she is excited to come out of her comfort zone and work on more films in the coming year. Planning to graduate in 2022, Lesha will become the first person of her family to receive a university degree.

Isabella Jaramillo - Producer

Isabella is an emerging filmmaker from Colombia, currently in her third year in the Film Production program at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in creating sci-fi and horror films that explore surreal and thought-provoking topics. She has written and directed several short films throughout the past 6 years, from experimental films made with minimal cast and crew to documentaries exploring the supernatural, and uncovering unexpected stories in her hometown, Cali. Isabella wants to pursue different avenues of filmmaking where she can use different approaches to the craft to highlight the stories and emotional and intellectual impact of her films.

Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan - Cinematographer

Harley is an aspiring writer/director, born and raised in the Philippines. Since his arrival in Vancouver, he has gained—and continuous to build—experience as a location sound mixer, freelance film composer, and camera assistant. Outside of his university studies, Harley works as the head student recording technician at the UBC School of Music, Video Producer for Authority Media, and is the co-founder/CEO of Chocolates Sayo.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
  • Note
    Depictions of Intense Violence
  • Director
    Lesha Vescio
  • Screenwriter
    Lesha Vescio
  • Producer
    Isabella Jaramillo
  • Cast
    Geneviève Guimond | Tara Whatley | Connor Riopel | Sandy Abley
  • Cinematographer
    Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan
  • Editor
    Isabella Jaramillo
  • Production Design
    Vivek Sodal
  • Composer
    Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan
  • Sound Design
    Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan