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When We Walk

Co-Producer
When We Walk

When We Walk | Documentary Feature

In When We Walk, my eyesight blurs, and my hands stop working, as I start navigating through a new world.

  • Currently In Development
  • Role: Co-Producer
  • Year: TBD

The Dismantled

Producer
The Dismantled

The Dismantled | Narrative Web Series

Billy, facing his new identity as a person with a disability, comes up with a genius plan to reclaim what he has lost.

  • Recipient of TELUS' STORYHIVE Production Grant. Premiered on TELUS Optik TV.
  • Role: Producer, Assistant Director, Assistant Writer, Assistant Editor
  • Year: 2015

When I Walk

Co-Producer
When I Walk

When I Walk | Documentary Feature

When I Walk is one man's emotional and inspiring journey during six years of life following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. For Jason DaSilva, life's most challenging and joyous moments are yet to come.

  • Screened at numerous film festivals, including premiering at the Sundance Film Festival (2013), winning Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs (2013), Grand Jury Award for Best Film at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2013), Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2013), and a News & Documentary Emmy (2015). Theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles. The film aired on PBS in 2014. The film won a News and Documentary Emmy award in 2015.
  • Role: Co-Producer, Assistant Camera, Assistant Editor
  • Year: 2013

Trance

Producer
Trance

Trance | Narrative Feature

Based on the actual stories surrounding the millenium raves in Goa, Trance juxtaposes the event that spurred investigation/indictment from the government with stories of the locals and the eruption of their livelihood.

  • Currently In Development - Telefilm Canadian Feature Film Fund.
  • Role: Producer
  • Year: TBD

AXS Map

Project Manager
AXS Map

AXS Map | Mobile Application

AXS Map (pronounced access map) is a new and innovative way to find and talk about wheelchair friendly and accessible places. AXS Map is the beginning of a social movement promoting accessibility and social inclusion for people with disabilities.

  • Recipient of numerous grants, including notable ones from Google, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Tides Foundation, and the Canada Media Fund.
  • Role: Project Manager
  • Year: 2013

First Steps

Co-Producer
First Steps

First Steps | Documentary Short

First Steps is a short personal diary on film, documenting how Jason DaSilva's world has changed over the first four years of his neurological disorder. His determination to learn about this neurological disorder and continue his career as a talented filmmaker and artist is inspiring.

  • Screened at the Tribeca Film Festival (2009) and the Vancouver International Film Festival (2009).
  • Role: Co-Producer
  • Year: 2009

Leigh Dasilva began his independent filmmaking career producing alongside award-winning filmmaker Jason DaSilva on First Steps, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2009), and also screened at the Vancouver Film Festival (2009). He then went on to produce the feature length documentary When I Walk, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2013), broadcast on PBS/POV (2014), won Best Canadian Feature Documentary award at Hot Docs (2013), Grand Jury Award for Best Film at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2013), and Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2013). It won a News & Documentary Emmy in 2015.

Leigh also produced the mobile application AXS Map, which is a crowd-sourced platform for mapping wheelchair accessible locations. It has received funding from numerous donors, including Google through the Tides Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the Canada Media Fund.

He is the President of the award-winning production company In Face Films. As a PMP certified producer/project manager that also specializes in transmedia storytelling and digital media, with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Biology/Psychology from the University of British Columbia, he currently sits on the Moving Images Distribution Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.

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