About the director

How Sweet the Sound is the first documentary feature by Leslie McCleave. Leslie's previous projects include the supernatural, environmental-awareness tale Road, which won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was acquired by Showtime; the 9/11 documentary installation cedarliberty project (with Elena del Rivero), presented at International Center of Photography and the New York State Museum; and the award-winning short films Avenue X; Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots (starring Michael Imperioli); and Meeting Marty. Her work has received support from New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, IFP Radziwill Documentary Fund, National Endowment for the Arts and the Sundance Institute.