Seeds Program Filmmaker
Leonardo Cross was born in the United States, but moved to Peru as an infant. Leo demonstrated a passion for filmmaking at a very young age and made his first film at the age of twelve. At sixteen, he left his family and friends behind to study film at The High School of Art and Design. Currently as a high school senior, Leo is a directing fellow at Reel Works and a third-year fellow at the prestigious Ghetto Film School. Leo’s experiences as a Peruvian immigrant influence his work as a Writer, Director, and Cinematographer. He was awarded a national Gold Medal at the Scholastic Art Awards, 1st place ($12,000) at the ABC/Disney Get Reel With Your Dreams Competition, and 1st prize ($5,000) in national filmmaking competition, Lights Camera Save! sponsored by the American Bankers Association.