For Directing

Represented by Maverick Group

Cary Woodworth - cary@maverick.group

Daniel Shoesmith - daniel@maverick.group


Leyla recently joined ad agency Ogilvy as the Integrated Executive Producer for Instagram. She is also an award winning Director, and Cinematographer. An only child from The Bronx of New York City, she realized at a very early age the importance of family. She is incredibly close to her parents and carries that same level of love and support with every production. After all, working on set comes a newfound family, new memories and relationships.  With over ten years working in advertising and film combined, With over ten years of experience, Leyla covers across global brands such as Hennessy,

Rolex, Yankees, Chase, United Airlines, Park MGM, Facebook, Cadillac, Tod's, NARS, Autograph Collection, Poland Spring, and Kohl’s.

This year, her integrated campaign for “Las Vegas Love Stories” - Directed by Michel Gondry & Olivier Gondry - (Client: Park MGM) won a Pencil Award at The One Show, The Webby Awards SHORTLIST 2019, and Cannes Film Festival SHORTLIST.

Leyla’s VR and integrated campaign for Client: SK-II was shortlisted for a Webby award in 2017. It featured celebrity talent, Wallace Huo, and the launch of both VR films grossed $2 million dollars in sales within one day during China’s Singles Day event on 11/11/2016; breaking P&G’s record in sales.

Leyla’s had the privilege to work with celebrity talents (in 

fashion/film/advertising) like Directors - Pete Chatmon, Michele & Olivier Gondry, Raquel Cepeda, New York Rangers - Dominic Moore, Designers, Sami Miro, Donna Karan, Victoria’s Secret Models, Pro Snowboarder - Scoty Lago, Artists - Olu Bliss, Asap Ferg, and  TJ Mizell, 

Leyla is also represented as a Director for commercial and branded content at Maverick Group. Her film "Cuba Skate" won best documentary in 2017 at The Official Latino Short Film Festival. Within that same year Leyla also won the 55th NYFF / LG V30 Film Competition for her film "She Was Afraid To Fly."


Press can be found here. 

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