About Kathy Leichter
Kathy Leichter is an award-winning documentary film producer and director and the founder of Two Suns Media and Mint Leaf Productions, both based in New York City. Her passion and purpose is to use story to move audiences emotionally and inspire change. Leichter is the director and producer of HERE ONE DAY, a film about mental illness, suicide, and family which traveled to film festivals across the globe and is now being used in a nationwide screening initiative to reduce stigma, provide support, and teach about how mental illness and suicide impact families. Leichter recently produced HIDDEN BATTLES, a documentary about the psychological impact of killing on soldiers from across the globe. Leichter also produced and directed PASSING ON, about her ninety-one year old, tell-it-like-it-is grandmother, Elsa, an Austrian Jewish immigrant and family therapist and the award-winning PBS documentary, A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY about three welfare recipients who become leaders in the fight against workfare in New York City. Leichter was the Project Director of THE WORKFARE MEDIA INITIATIVE, a media activism project which trained current and former welfare recipients to show the film A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY and lead facilitated discussions educating audiences about economic justice and community organizing. Other credits include co-producer of the award-winning films, SPIT IT OUT, about a man who stutters and his journey towards self-acceptance and producer of MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS: MIRRORS THAT BIND, about the impact of the mother/daughter relationship on a woman’s body, sexuality, and self-esteem. Formerly Leichter worked at WQED-PBS, where she associate produced a national series on health care reform and worked for MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD.
Two Suns Media is supported by a tremendous team of artists, assistants and interns who dedicate themselves to our films in a wide-range of capacities. We could not be doing what we do without them.