Lesley Chilcott is an award winning filmmaker, documentarian, and producer. In addition to award winning documentary features and shorts, she is the Chair of the West Coast Producers Guild of America (PGA) Non-Fiction documentary committee while hosting a popular screening series for them, The Doc Club.
Chilcott got her start in film and production with MTV Networks. She was a producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and also produced the amazing rock documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD about legendary guitarists The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. Other notable Chilcott-produced films include A MOTHER’S PROMISE, the Barack Obama biographic film for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, for which she was awarded a win by the PGA for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Documentary.
In 2014 Chilcott directed the feature documentary, A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD, about a village of women coffee producers from the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica which played at the State Department of the UN in Geneva. The film also had and theatrical run and aired in 40 countries through Sundance International. Her short film CODESTARS garnered over 20 million views online and was the number one video on youtube.com for two days.
In 2015 Chilcott released the documentary CODEGIRL, which follows the annual Technovation Challenge, a competition where high school-aged girls from around the world design an app that solves a problem in their community. Chilcott filmed teams all over the world including Moldova, Mexico and Brazil, documenting how exposure to technology and computer science can transform young girl’s lives.
CODEGIRL was the first movie to have its premiere on youtube.com before going to theaters and other outlets, and the first film ever to stream on Mashable. CODEGIRL was recently selected for the American Film Showcase, the premiere film diplomacy program of the U.S. State Department for 2016.
Lesley recently completed a 3-spot campaign for Gatorade featuring athletes Usain Bolt, Serena Williams and April Ross. Her commercial work includes clients such as Dove Chocolate, CoverGirl, M&M’s, Motorola, AT&T and Corona.