Lesley Chilcott is an award winning filmmaker, documentarian, and producer. She was a producer of the 2007 Academy Award winning documentary, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, and she also produced the cult rock documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD (2009), 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 2008 Democratic National Convention and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (2010) 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 Stare Department and the UN in Geneva and aired in 40 countries. Her short film CODESTARS garnered over 20 million views online and was the number one video on YouTube for two days.
In 2015 Chilcott released the documentary CODEGIRL, which follows an annual 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 from Moldova to Mexico, documenting how exposure to technology and computer science can transform young girl’s lives.
CODEGIRL was the first movie to have its premiere exclusively on YouTube before going to theaters and other outlets, and the first film to stream on Mashable. Chilcott is currently directing several projects, one of which is about whales.