Lesley Chilcott


Award-winning filmmaker Lesley Chilcott refuses to be boxed in, continuously exploring a variety of topics that engage audiences by tackling myths and illuminating the truth.

Best known for her work on films tackling social and environmental issues such as WATSON, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, CODEGIRL and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, she’s recently been taking fresh, unfiltered looks at  a variety of new subjects that have fascinated our culture for decades including directing and producing HELTER SKELTER: AN AMERICAN MYTH and producing AMITYVILLE: AN ORIGIN STORY, both of which are currently streaming on MGM+. Her latest project, ARNOLD, is a 3-part docuseries examining the life and work of Arnold Schwarzenegger that debuted on Netflix in June 2023 and is one of the most watched docs in Netflix history.

She’s currently directing HOWL, which examines the plight of wolves in the west and examines their status as one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet and exec producing HOT STUFF, a look at the enduring influence of Disco. She also exec produced MASTERMIND, the 3-part docuseries about Dr. Ann Burgess, the architect of the FBI’s infamous “mindhunter” method which premieres in June on Hulu.

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Directors Guild of America, and The Producers Guild of America, Chilcott lives in Los Angeles when she’s not traveling the world filming.