Leandro Badalotti

Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller 
New York
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.


Thao’s Library

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

I Know Where I’m Going

Anthropographia Award 2013 / Shortlisted / Multimedia

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

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

A Thousand More

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

Broken Lines

Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 2nd / Multimedia

© 2019 by Leandro Badalotti.