Producers in Front of the Camera: LACEY LEAVITT

Seattle based producer LACEY LEAVITT has worked with some of the most talented directors in independent film including Megan Griffith, Lynn Shelton, and Todd Rohal and she has played an instrumental role in building the film community in Settle.

We caught up with Lacey at SXSW and heard how her “can-do” attitude in high school turned into a producing career, how she tackled the enormous task of creatively distributing her latest film SADIE, and how if she had a magic wand, she would make it easier for women and people of color to access money. 

Lacey Leavitt is an independent producer in Seattle. Her specialty is working with new and independent cinematic voices and her film and television producing credits include Megan Griffiths’ SADIE (SXSW), THE OFF HOURS (Sundance), and LUCKY THEM (Toronto Int’l FF), Lynn Shelton’s OUTSIDE IN (TIFF, SXSW), TOUCHY FEELY (Sundance), and LAGGIES (Sundance), Todd Rohal’s THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM (Sundance), and his adult swim projects THE HUNKY BOYS GO DING-DONG and M.O.P.Z., Justin Lerner’s THE AUTOMATIC HATE (SXSW), and Colin Trevorrow’s SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Sundance). Lacey has also been working in the cinematic VR space for the last two years, producing and directing the 360 film MUSEUM OF MASTERS: CLAUDE MONET for Paul Allen/Vulcan Productions, which premiered a the 2019 TED conference, and producing the 360 films ARCADIA FLATS (dir. Joe Jacobs), and EAGLE BONE (dir. Tracy Rector, TIFF). Lacey was the recipient of the 2017 Seattle Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film and was a Sheila C. Johnson fellow at the Sundance Creative Producing Lab. She has a degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Washington.