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LeahGalant7@gmail.com

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Hi! My name is Leah Galant. I currently live in New York specializing in documentary producing and directing with additional experience as a cinematographer and editor.  

The idea that films can transport people into rooms, places and conversations they otherwise would not engage in- is what drives my work. Focusing on social justice issued based stories- I see the filmmaking process as a collaborative learning experience. It is my goal to amplify and embolden community stories of resilience, resistance and change. Past projects included films about re-entry, abortion, and elder stories.

My background includes becoming a 2017 Sundance Ignite Fellow which offers an intensive year long mentorship program for emerging filmmakers and a 2019 Film Independent Documentary Fellow..

My work has been featured on the NY Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Salon, MovieMaker Magazine and earned Vimeo Staff Picks..

While a student at Ithaca College, I was named Variety magazine's "110 Students to Watch in Film and Media" for my work on The Providerand Beyond the Wall.  The Provider is about the story of a traveling abortion provider in Texas.  The Provider won a Student Emmy Award and screened at various festivals including SXSW and Palm Springs Shortfest.  I was the Fall 2016 inaugural Sally Burns Shenkman Women Filmmaker Fellow at Jacob Burns Film Center where I completed my latest projects  Kitty and Ellen (DOC NYC 2017) and Death Metal Grandma (SXSW 2018, NY Times Op-Docs) which won Best Documentary at the American Pavilion during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

I am currently in production on a film about the last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley community of McAllen, Texas that is supported by the Gucci Tribeca Film Fund, Film Independent, and Sundance Institute.