Leandro was born in Southern Brazil where he produced and edited two feature documentary films chosen by the Brazilian Culture Fund and premiered on public television.
He moved to New York in 2010 where he produced a series of web videos at the legendary photo agency Magnum. At MediaStorm, Badalotti contributed as associate producer on several award winning projects, including Emmy nominee A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan. For The International Committee of the Red Cross, he shot and produced in Yemen the award winning short documentary, I Know Where I’m Going.
Leandro also edited and co-produced the award winning feature documentary 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.
Some of the clients he has worked with include Nestlé, Dannon, Olive Garden, Food Network, Pillsbury and Walmart.
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