Iwerks & Co.'s headline-making and activist-oriented films have led to benefit screenings and sales that have raised well over $3 million dollars for various causes - ranging from humanitarian, environmental, to political and educational subjects. Over the years, Leslie has partnered with a number of non-profits organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Safe Passage, the It Gets Better Foundation, Save Our Seas, among others.
Most recently, Leslie's Canadian Oil Sands trilogy (Dirty Oil, Downstream, Pipe Dreams) was released exclusively on Vimeo on Demand worldwide, and has aided in the effort to raise environmental awareness about the devastating impact of oil sands production and distribution. Upon its release, Pipe Dreams, which sheds light on the Keystone XL pipeline, was screened on Capitol Hill and distributed to Members of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Obama Administration. Leslie teamed with actress/activist Daryl Hannah who narrated the film, and the two engaged in numerous film and speaking engagements about the environmental impacts. At the White House's annual Tribal Nations Conference in 2011, the films were personally delivered and discussed with President Obama by the President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Both Downstream and Pipe Dreams were shortlisted for Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Short Subject.
Today, Leslie's passion is to continue her collaborations with non-profit organizations, filmmakers and celebrity activists to raise public awareness through emotional, true life storytelling.