Leslie Neale – Director/Producer

Leslie Neale, and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film “Road to Return,” narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. “Juvies,” narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten “Human Rights Watch” films of 2005. “Juvies” also screened at the United Nations, encouraging the first ever conference on juvenile justice, won many awards and aired on HBO. Her films encourage in-depth examination of these topics with an uncommon sensitivity.




Chance Films conceptualizes and produces films that support organizations in their efforts to promote change throughout the world. With over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry – on both sides of the camera – the award-winning team at Chance Films chooses to take a socially active role through film. With five films in their library, Road to Return, narrated by Tim Robbins, A Healing Presence, Rhythm of the Heart, narrated and hosted by Chantal Westerman, Ironwood, and Juvies, narrated by Mark Wahlberg, Chance Films strives to promote understanding and real change, bringing attention to organizations and individuals dedicated to making lasting change in a tumultuous and unpredictable world.

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