Christopher Leggett

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Christopher Leggett
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Born Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Notable work "Fjögur píanó", The Short Game, Can You Dig This

Christopher Leggett is an American producer of films, television, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. He is a full-time producer for Universal Sports and a partner in an independent production company, Delirio Films.

Early life[edit]

Leggett was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts and attended Wellesley High School, where he was a star swimmer. He was recruited to swim at American University in Washington, DC, where he majored in Film & Media Arts. Upon graduation, Chris lived in DC working as an editor for Eldeman, World Championship Sports Network, and HGTV. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2009.

Television[edit]

Leggett's television background comes from his role as a producer at NBC Universal Sports where he covered both the 2010 and 2012 Olympic games. He also led the creation and production of Against the Tide, a docu-series featuring three Olympic athletes including Ed Moses on their quest for the London games.[1]

Film[edit]

In 2012 he broke into the indie world with the Webby Award-winning music video for Icelandic band Sigur Rós directed by Alma Har'el and starring Shia LaBeouf. Later that year he produced a television pilot starring Elliott Gould, and a short film featuring Elijah Wood and Alia Shawkat, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Leggett then partnered with Academy Award winners John Battsek and David Frankel, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and Emmy Award winner Josh Greenbaum for the 2013 SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary THE SHORT GAME, which followed the greatest 7-and-8 year-old golfers as they competed in the World Championships of Junior Golf. This film was picked up by Netflix as their first original title. In 2015, Leggett partnered with executive producer and Academy Award winner John Legend to produce CAN YOU DIG THIS which won Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 LA Film Fest. The film is a portrait of four "gangster gardeners" pioneering the urban gardening movement in notoriously dangerous South Los Angeles. 2016 marked the return of the early collaboration by Leggett, Harel.[2] and Labeouf for Harel’s sophomore feature film LOVETRUE, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the jury award for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary later that year.

Leggett has three new feature docs slated for release in 2017 as well as a 6 episode docuseries currently in production.

Music videos[edit]

  • Sigur Rós - "Fjögur píanó" (2012)

Awards & Accolades[edit]

  • Winner, Audience Award - South by Southwest Film Festival- Becoming Bond (2017)
  • Winner, Documentary prize - Karlovy Vary Film Festival [3] - LoveTrue (2016)
  • Winner, Audience Award - South by Southwest Film Festival- The Short Game (2013)

Filmography[edit]

  • Becoming Bond (2016)
  • LoveTrue (2016)
  • Can You Dig This (2015)
  • Flock of Dudes (2015) [co-producer]
  • The Short Game (TV Series documentary) (2014)
  • The Short Game (2013)
  • Sigur Rós: Fjögur píanó (2012)
  • Against the Tide(TV Series documentary) (2011)

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