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Meet Leslie Infalt of Queen Creek

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leslie Infalt.

Hi Leslie, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I have always been a performer and entrepreneur. I started acting when I was 16. Through the years, I have worked at several talent agencies, was a theatre teacher, coached acting privately, and been a working actor for over 20 years. Outside of that, I have owned several companies, the biggest being a company to help women entrepreneurs start and scale online companies. I closed that company in 2021 to work in marketing and now have started a production company to produce my first feature film.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Being an entrepreneur is never a smooth road. You are constantly being forced to think outside the box and discover new ways to bring in the business or exposure. Covid put a damper on all small businesses, including the entertainment world. Right now, I am working on finding ways to budget my film. It is shocking how much it takes, even as a low-budget film. I want to do this film right and take care of the cast and crew, so raising that kind of money is the obstacle.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am currently in preproduction for a feature film I wrote. I started writing it in 2009 after I had been laid off with no savings after moving to Arizona as a single parent. The film is loosely based on my life and how I found comedy in a hard situations. I am proud to say I have finished writing the script, and people love it! I am proud of it because it is not your typical rom-com (even though it is a rom-com). I want the characters to be relatable and the movie to be inclusive to all people. Represent all types of people. More than that, I like the movie to let people laugh and smile and escape the stress our world is so forced to see all day. The film industry in Arizona used to be thriving, but we don’t see big projects here like we used to. I want to make a film using all local cast and crew and create something our area is proud of. I plan to include as many local businesses and people as possible.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is when you push past the obstacles and bring a dream to fruition.

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Sarah Atkinson-Moments Defined Photography

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