Maddie Leach is an LA based cinematographer from Boston, Massachusetts. She started studying photography in seventh grade when she got her first 35mm film camera. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in Fine Arts, specializing in Photography. It is at Georgetown where she discovered cinematography and developed a passion for creating the visual stories of film. In May 2018, Maddie graduated from with USC School of Cinematic Arts with her MFA in Film & TV Production.
During her time at USC, she co-DPed a film, The Craftsman, that premiered in the Student Etudes Competition in the Camerimage Festival. She went on to receive the Faculty Award at USC's First Look Festival for Outstanding Cinematography for the film. Additionally, she is the recipient of the Sun Cinematography Award for Female Cinematographers at USC which earned her a mentorship from Nancy Schreiber, ASC. Last spring, Maddie shot Ponyboi, an MFA thesis film executive produced by Steven Fry and Emma Thompson. Ponyboi premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in the Best Narrative Short Category. Moving forward in her career, she hopes to keep pushing the visual boundaries of the art of film.
current location: Los Angeles
can shoot 35 & 16mm film
personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org