Leandro Badalotti is a photographer and documentarian. In 2008 his proposal for a documentary on immigration was selected by a Brazilian culture fund for production. Leandro directed and edited the resulting project, New Immigrants, which documents the lives of recent arrivals to his home town, Caxias do Sul, in southern Brazil. The following year he shot and edited a documentary about local rock bands from the 1980′s and ’90s.
In the United States, Leandro served as an intern at Magnum In Motion, where he produced a series of multimedia trailers about photographer Larry Towell’s work in Afghanistan. Leandro also produced Who Are You?, a five-part multimedia project about everyday New Yorkers, each beginning with the subject’s subway commute. After that he participated as Multimedia Producer at The Eddie Adams Workshop 2010.
In March 2012 Leandro joined director Simon Schorno and photographer Tara Todras-Whitehill to produce a film in south Yemen about Hussein Saleh and his efforts with the International Committee of the Red Cross in an area where thousands of civilians have been displaced and casualties are reported almost daily.
Throughout 2012-14 Leandro co-produced a series of multimedia pieces for the International Committee of the Red Cross with photographs captured by renowned photographers such Jonathan Torgovinik, Andre Liohn, Ed Ou, Tom Stoddart, Kate Brooks, among others.
More recently, Leandro served as editor and co-producer of the award winning feature documentary film Thao’s Library. The film had several screenings in a dozen of film festivals and premiered in AMC Theaters nationwide, and is now available on Netflix and Amazon.
Bentonville Film Festival 2015 / Audience Award
St. Louis International Film Festival 2016 / Best Documentary
Tallgrass International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection
Teaneck International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection
High Falls Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection
DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection
Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection
Pop Up Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection
Anthropographia Award 2013 / Shortlisted / Multimedia
Emmy 2012 / Nominee / New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
Media for Liberty Award 2012 / Winner / Winning Submission
Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of Excellence / Long Form Documentary
Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Finalist / Documentary Project of the Year
Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 1st / Multimedia
Anthropographia Award 2012 / Shortlist / Multimedia
NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / 1st / Feature Multimedia Story
NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / Honorable Mention / Best Use of the Web
Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of Excellence / Feature Multimedia Story
Webby 2012 / Nominee / Documentary: Individual Episode
Fotoweek DC International 2011 / 1st / Multimedia – Documentary Storytelling and Experimental
Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 2nd / Multimedia