Leah Saint Marie

Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Leah Saint Marie is an investigative journalist turned filmmaker. During her time as a reporter for the Innocence Institute she helped exonerate a man from prison who had spent 25 years wrongfully convicted. As a filmmaker she wrote the award-winning documentary, Price of Honor, which got Yaser Said on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted (the documentary led to his eventual arrest in 2021). Her script, Spoonful of Sugar, premiered at Fantastic Fest (2022) and was sold to Shudder (you can watch it there in Spring 2023). Her short film, Good Girl, won the Paris International Film Festival. For two years she served as a field producer for the social justice documentary film company, Brave New Films, where she traveled around the United States on a Ford grant interviewing youth activists. Her poetry book, The Eaten, is being published in 2023 through April Gloaming Publishing. She’s producing the podcasts, Before the Fade, and Pitch! set for release in 2023. She’s set to direct her next feature film, Teatro dell’Amore in Italy in 2023. She currently lives and writes in Los Angeles, CA, along with her cat, Edith Piaf.