An established filmmaker, Leo’s first notable work was as a Director in the acclaimed HIV/AIDS documentary ‘A Fighting Spirit’ (STEPS), a special jury prize winner at the 2002 BANFF Film Festival. The year 2001 saw Leo collaborating as co-Director with South African filmmaker Rehad Desai (“Miner’s shot Down”) in the internationally acclaimed documentary film “My land My Life”, a story that tackles the land issue in Zimbabwe commissioned by Australian broadcaster SBS.
In a career spanning over 23 years, credits as a Feature Film Assistant Director include Idrissa Ouedraogo’s “Kini and Adams”, Charles Burnett’s “Namibia- The Struggle for Liberation” and Raoul Peck’s “Lumumba”. Visit www.imdb.com/name/nm0681062 for Leo Phiri’s online resume.
Leo has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after Television Producers with producing credits for popular TV shows that include “Muvhango and ‘Isidingo” and Line Producing credits for “Uzalo and “Imbewu”. Leo is the Producer for all content under the “Being Mandela” production banner.