Leonardo Machado - Film Director




“Having spent two years with Alex Lewis and his family Leonardo Machado has created a visually beautiful, emotionally tough film that does not shy away from painful realities.”

The Times

“…a curiously consoling vision of catastrophe” and “…such an intense, emotionally loaded film you could almost taste the damp air and the freedom.” 

The Telegraph

“…an amazing documentary about love and the human spirit”

The Mirror

“A remarkable story”

Evening Standard

Famous and Fighting Crime - Press


This film was made in collaboartion with one of the first and most prestigious hot-glass studios in Europe - London Glassblowing.  The video was made to transport you into the mind of the artists - in their moment and without a care for the world around them.



Festival News


"Eve", a modern adaptation of Mark Twain's "No. 44 The Mysterious Stranger", is part of the official selection of East End Film Festival and is nominated for Best Short UK and Audience Awards.


This success follows accolades for Eve in other international film festivals such as Nashik in India - with nominations for Best Short and for the Golden Bear Award - and In The Palace Film Festival, Bulgaria. 

Alex Lewis Documentary - Press


"The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis" has received an overwelming positive response from the critics and the media.  After being selected as -the critics choice- from"The Times" the film received features in "The Guardian", "Mirror" and "The Telegraph" between others.


Click on the link over the publication names to read the full articles.

Latest News

The Choir: Our School by the Tower - Press


"Entertaining, emotional, uplifting and hands down the weepiest programme of the week"The Telegraph

"Sensitively done. Heartbreaking and uplifting by turns" - The Guardian

"Intensely moving" - Radio Times

"Genuinely cathartic and inspiring" - The Times