Steven Leckart

I write, direct, and produce documentary films.

What's My Name: Muhammad Ali

a two-part documentary written for HBO Films

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and Executive Produced by LeBron James, What's My Name: Muhammad Ali is set to premiere on May 14, 2019.

All Things Must Pass

a feature written by yours truly

"freshly compelling" — Variety

"disarmingly intimate" — Newsweek

"unexpectedly touching" — Los Angeles Times

Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: The Internet. But that's not the story. Directed by Colin Hanks, All Things Must Pass uncovers the meteoric rise and tragic fall of the billion-dollar record chain.

"In Deep Water"

a short directed for ESPN Films & FiveThirtyEight

In 1985, two friends set out to find the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history: tons of gold shipwrecked in 1857 off the Carolina coast. Attempting to recover the gold proved to be the least complicated part of the adventure.

"Hunting ISIS"

a six-part docuseries written & produced for A&E Films

In 2017, I completed work as the showrunner on a six-part series about westerners volunteering with the Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria. The series premiered on the History Channel and Viceland in 2018.


a short directed for Wieden + Kennedy

The Lodge is a group at Wieden+Kennedy focused on exploring how technology can tell stories that resonate with people. Shot inside W+K's Portland offices, this film showcases the team's first project: Needybot, an autonomous robot whose sole purpose is to connect with humans.

Silicon Cowboys

a feature written & co-produced

In 1981, three friends in Texas decided to build a portable computer. Soon after, they battled against the world's most powerful tech company -- and won. Silicon Cowboys tells the improbable true story that inspired the TV show Halt & Catch Fire.

Moon Shot

a series story produced for Epic Digital & Bad Robot

Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and helmed by Academy Award-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga, The White Helmets), Moon Shot is a nine-part short docuseries exploring the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a $30 million contest for any private team to land a rover on the moon.

"The Neon Sign Maker"

a short directed for Uproxx

Can one of America's last neon sign makers keep his craft from disappearing?

"The Coffee Farmer"

a short directed for Uproxx

What if you found your calling on Craigslist?

"The Queen of Code"

a short co-executive produced for ESPN Films & FiveThirtyEight

Directed by Gillian Jacobs, "The Queen of Code" profiles Grace Hopper, a math professor who programmed the first computer during WWII and helped pioneer software.

I also appear on camera.

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