To Leslie

Leslie is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later, the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind.

With her charm running out and nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney, a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for herself and her son.


Andrea Riseborough
Allison Janney
Marc Maron
Andre Royo
Owen Teague
To Leslie - Poster 1

To Leslie

Michael Morris

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
United States 2022
en. OF ohne UT
DCP, Color, 119min
2.39:1, Discrete 5.1

Director & Crew

Michael Morris 1

Michael Morris

Born in 1974 in London/England. Director of the Old Vic Theatre in London from 1999-2002. Active as a producer and director.



2014-2017 KINGDOM, TV-Serie

2015-2017 HALT AND CATCH FIRE, TV-Serie

2016-2018 PREACHER, TV-Serie 2017 SHAMELESS, TV-Serie


2018 BILLIONS, TV-Seri

2018-2019 13 REASONS WHY, TV-Serie

2018-2022 BETTER CALL SAUL, TV Serie

2020-2022 LOCKE & KEY, TV-Serie


2022 TO LESLIE, Spielfilm  HOF 2022

“I wanted to tell a story and present a character in a way that would give the audience no choice but to share intimacy with someone who might be outside of their sphere. Someone who behaves the way she behaves because that’s the way she is, not so that you or I or anyone else might like her. I wanted to get to a place of intimacy with Leslie, where the camera is an extension of her world. It’s experiencing the same things as she does, it’s breathing the same air.

In TO LESLIE I wanted to present a whole person, her flaws and her strengths. All of her. I wanted the camera to find those small moments, those tiny glances that have the power to transform us. I equate filmmaking with empathy, and in creating characters and telling stories on film I hope to increase, even in a small way, the amount of empathy in the world”.

Michael Morris

Ryan Binaco
Director of Photography
Larkin Seiple
Chris McCaleb, ACE
Production Designer
Emma Rose Mead
Costume Designer
Arlie Day
Sound Designer
Grant Elder
Kevin Peters
Music Composer
Linda Perry
Executive Producer
Ryan Binaco
Claude Dal Farra
Brian Keady
Kelsey Law
Ceci Cleary
Philip Waley
Jason Shuman
Eduardo Cisneros