Leslie Ann Epperson is an Emmy-Award-winning documentary film maker and visual artist. In 2010 Leslie began filming a documentary about The All Souls Procession and after many years of hard work she created Many Bones, One Heart. Since then Leslie has been the live Stream director for our internet broadcast of the All Souls Main event and has helped tremendously in fundraising, media management and marketing presentation. Leslie worked for AZPM and other PBS affiliates writing, directing and editing for broadcast. Now with Small Wheel Films, Leslie creates films and documentaries full time.
Leslie’s film Many Bones, One Heart was selected as the Opening Night Film at the Arizona International Film Festival and honored with the Best of Arizona Award. The Extended Trailer for the film received 2nd Place for Indy Film in Development by the My Hero Project Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA. Epperson began her documentary career at WILL-TV, PBS, producing both short and long form documentary programs for distribution to PBS affiliates. Epperson went on to direct a nationally distributed science magazine series for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. While obtaining an Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, Epperson created three films, Space of a Breath, Yankee Doodle Doggie and Drawing Water, which all screened at film festivals.
PBS affiliate KUAT-TV engaged Epperson to produce segments on arts and culture for Arizona Illustrated, a nightly news magazine, and to fashion a film about the legacy of anthropologist Emily Haury, In the Field of Time, which was distributed to PBS affiliates. Her program about the restoration of a 300-year-old mission church, Divine Mission: San Xavier del Bac, received 5 Rocky Mountain Region Emmy Awards and national broadcast by the PBS network. Epperson has garnered other accolades during a long career, including the selection of Space of a Breath to the AZ 100 Indie Films Catalog, being named Master Communicator of Illinois for NCSA Realtime, and winning and First Place in Videography from United Press International. Epperson’s films reside in library collections throughout the United States.