Whether he’s flying to Miami to interview Lil’ Wayne about his tattoos or hanging with an 80-year-old comic book shop owner in Queens, E.J. McLeavey-Fisher approaches every project with great passion for the art of documentary storytelling in its purest form.
His work is intimate yet relatable and while at times his subjects require a more serious, thoughtful tone, E.J. is just as comfortable depicting the lighter, more humorous side to life. This ability to adapt to a wide range of projects has been key to his success in both the advertising and short film worlds, and he credits his early years writing and directing in house at MTV for launching his varied and prolific career.
E.J. has created compelling documentary content for a wide variety of brands including Samsung, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Microsoft, Converse, Kellogg’s and Lincoln.
His short films Comic Book Heaven and The Dogist have been awarded with Vimeo Staff Picks and have screened at film festivals around the world including AFI Docs, DOC NYC, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. His work has been featured on The Atlantic, Slate, and Vice and at the Aspen Arts and SFO Museums.
Constantly determined to push himself in new directions, E.J. recently completed his first narrative screenplay while working on a second. He is also in various stages of development and production on documentary projects about a blue-collar stuntman, an avant-garde saxophonist, and a mass kidnapping in the 1970’s.
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