teddy leifer: Managing Director


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Since founding Rise Films in 2008, Teddy has produced or executive produced all of its films and television programmes. His credits include 2018 Oscar® winner Icarus and 2013 Oscar® nominee The Invisible War. A three-time Emmy® winner, his other producer and executive producer credits include The Interrupters, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, We Are Together, Rough Aunties and Who is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael García Bernal. 

Teddy has produced films and television programmes for broadcasters and partners including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Showtime, PBS, Hulu, Universal, Netflix, Film4 and HBO. Many of his productions have gone on to win at the Sundance Film Festival and other major international awards. 

He is the producer of ITV2’s multi award-winning Roman sitcom, Plebs. The show is the channel’s highest rating comedy ever. 

Teddy was recently listed in the "100 most innovative and influential people in British creative and media industries" by the Guardian newspaper. In 2014, he won a Peabody Award and was nominated for a BAFTA. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and BAFTA.