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Katherine Leggett

Katherine Leggett

Documentary Film and Video


Katherine Leggett spent five years living in Eastern Europe, primarily in Budapest, Hungary and Cluj, Romania. Before coming to Stanford, she worked in NYC for Big Mouth Productions and and spent the summer 2004 working as the assistant editor for Big Mouth Productions' feature documentary, Deadline, which premiered at Sundance in 2004. She received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

Gray Days

digital video

JUNE, 2005
A graying American population and a record number of people incarcerated present a new and disturbing issue:  a dramatic increase of elderly in our state prisons.  Built around the compelling stories of two older inmates in two North Carolina prisons, this film confronts the lives of an often-ignored population within our criminal justice system.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

PASS Award, 2006
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2006

Small Town Secrets

16mm color film

MARCH, 2004
A highly textured film that travels back in time to when the filmmaker was growing up with closeted gay parents in a small, Midwestern town. By weaving together a collection of home movies and conversations with her parents recorded via webcam, Small Town Secrets remembers why keeping it a secret felt like the only option.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Honorable Mention, Special Jury Award in Short Filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival, 2005
Best Personal Documentary, International Student Competition, Columbia College 2004
Best Gay/Lesbian Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2005
Best Short Film, Nashville Film Festival, 2005
Best Short Documentary, Wisconsin Film Festival, 2005
Broadcasts: Sundance Channel, CBC Canada, 2006
Full Frame Shorts Compilation Tape, 2006
Full Frame Film Festival, 2005
MoMA, "Sundance at MoMA", 2005
Worldwide Shorts, Canada, 2005
Silverdocs, 2005
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2005
IFP Buzz Cuts, New York, 2005
Rooftop Film Series, 2005
OutFest Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 2005
Cleveland International Film Festival, 2005
Chicago International Documentary Film Festival, 2005
DOCFEST, San Francisco, 2005
Milan International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2005
Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival, Turkey, 2005
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005
Florida Film Festival, 2005
True/False Film Festival, 2005
Seattle International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2004
Brooklyn International Film Festival, 2005
NewFest, New York, 2005
Fairy Tales, Calgary, Alberta, 2005
San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005
Jacksonville Film Festival, 2005
Inside Out, Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, 2005
Honolulu "Rainbow" Film Festival, 2005
Provincetown International Film Festival, 2005
Hartford Alternatives, CT, 2005
Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2005
Pink Apple Film Festival, Switzerland, 2005
Arizona International Film Festival, 2005
Seattle International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2004
Reeling: Chicago International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2004


digital video

Co-directed by Davina Pardo
MARCH, 2004
Plane spotters spend their weekends at the airport with cameras and pens poised, searching the runways and skies for planes to add to their life lists. Spotters asks two plane spotters what they see when they watch planes. Their answer is a meditation on photography and memory.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Jury Award,  Marin County Festival of Short Film and Video, 2004
Honorable Mention, Best Short Documentary,  Oakland International Film Festival, 2004
True/False Film Festival, 2005
Wisconsin Film Festival, 2005
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, 2005
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2004
Real to Reel Film and Video Festival, 2004
Cantor Arts Festival, Stanford University, 2004

In Transit

16mm black and white film


Portrays David Jackson, a young man who lives in an RV Resort in Pacifica, CA, while he recovers from a bone marrow transplant.