From feature documentaries to broadcast programming to Special Features, Leva FilmWorks has become one of Hollywood's top boutique production companies, known for its unparalleled commitment to excellence. The creative talents behind Leva FilmWorks bring to every project their infectious enthusiasm and the single element essential to great entertainment: passion.
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco
Gary Leva's feature documentary explores the rich cultural heritage of cinema in the San Francisco Bay area. Through interviews with such filmmakers as George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Philip Kaufman, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, John Lasseter and many others, Fog City Mavericks uncovers the independent spirit and unique vision that characterizes this extraordinary collection of cinema pioneers.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
If a monster can be a superstar, this is the one. A 355-foot living mountain powered by atomic energy, Godzilla is a towering protector of the natural world. For generations, audiences have been thrilled to watch this greatest of all Titans rampage through cities and vanquish his rivals.
A Heist in Heels
How do you reinvent the Ocean’s franchise for an all-female cast of cons? Preparation, vision and a surprising amount of sweat. Join director Gary Ross, his producers and his starry cast as they bring a dazzling world of con-women, fashionistas and jewel thieves to the screen.
The 15:17 to Paris
Portrait of Courage
Discover the true story of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack as two-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood and his creative team reveal the aspects of the story that moved them and why they took the bold step of casting the three heroes to play themselves in the film.
The Devil and Father Amorth
In his latest, William Friedkin returns not only to his documentary roots but to the subject of one of his most towering works, 1973’s The Exorcist. The Devil and Father Amorth, edited by Gary Leva, is a one-of-a-kind insight into the persistence of medieval belief in a supposedly modern world.
Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson
Captain Sully Sullenberger, Co-Pilot Jeff Skiles and air traffic controller Patrick Harten take us step-by-step through the 208 harrowing seconds of Flight 1549. Discover how the wrong decision at any point could have resulted in disastrous consequences for those on the plane – and on the streets of Manhattan.
Now You See Me 2
Bringing Magic to Life
Go inside the magic to discover how The Horsemen’s thrilling feats were achieved, using cutting edge visual effects and cinematic sleight of hand to make rain go UP, turn humans into a game of Three Card Monty, and cause flesh-and-blood Horsemen to vanish into thin air.
Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism
Join Taya Kyle, Bradley Cooper and the filmmaking team, as well as experts in the field as they explore the challenges faced by the brave men and women whose return home from war can often be even more daunting than their military service. Narrated by Clint Eastwood.
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ABOUT GARY LEVA
Filmmaker Gary Leva has produced over 100 documentaries. His films have premiered at film festivals from Austin to Telluride to Monte Carlo and received a New York Film Society screening at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum. His collections of documentaries on filmmakers George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood and Stanley Kubrick are often regarded as the top anthology on each of these master's works.
Having earned a distinguished reputation in his field, Leva continues to produce award-winning documentaries on a variety of topics. His film Old South, New South received international acclaim for its frank look at how life in the South has changed – and how it hasn’t – since the Civil War. Other documentaries cover such diverse topics as the role of investigative journalists in an Internet-savvy world, and the ways in which the achievements of Alexander the Great are reflected in our modern lives. Leva is an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Pepperdine University.