September 14, 2018

Paralysis directed by Melissa De Leon

1500 Sixth Street
Coachella, CA 92236
Friday, October 12th
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM


Diana, a young mother, fears what comes in the night.


Director’s Biography

Melissa De Leon is a freelance filmmaker based in the East Coast who produced 12 projects so far, several which have won awards, including Best Actress in a Narrative Short from WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival. Additionally, Melissa has been a production assistant on over 70 productions including Marvel’s The Defenders, Jessica Jones Season 2, and American Ninja Warrior.

She is currently submitting her short film paralysis to festivals, is currently working on a post apocalyptic screenplay, and recently worked with Telemundo on La Voz in the casting department

Director Statement

I was expecting to make something else before this. In fact, the other film I was supposed work on I was going to be the producer not even the director. But then that fell through and the people I was collaborating with said, “We’re making your movie.” And so began the production of Paralysis. I didn’t feel prepared, but decided to see it through and it came out better than I expected. I hope people enjoy it and I’m looking forward to the audience’s response.