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OUR WORK

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We make commercials and videos that people want to watch.

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ABOUT LEAO

We are a creative agency located in Los Angeles, California. We’ve worked with dozens of companies big and small. Our work has been featured on the TV and on the Internets.

Commercials

Whether it’s for TV or pre-roll, we know how to make spots that stand out within seconds.

Branded Content

You want to make some quality entertainment and get your brand some cachet? Let’s do it.

Web Video

Need an explainer? “About Us” video? Web video is our bread and butter.

Viral

Making content that people want to share requires a secret sauce of creative and performance media know-how— we’re ready to cook for you. 

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FUN FACTS

We take our work very seriously. But not that seriously.

147

Million Video Views 

75

 Clients Worked With

233

 Completed Projects

3

Anderson Cooper Mentions 

the-team

THE TEAM

We are a diverse group of people who love to work together.

Max

Max

Founder & Creative Director

After graduating from Yale in 2010, Max founded Leão with a simple plan: make content people want to watch… and do it more quickly and affordably than anyone else. As Creative Director, it’s his job to make that happen. Little known fact: when Max was 14, he trained for skeleton, sliding 73 MPH headfirst down the sliding track at the Olympic Park in Utah.

Dillon

Dillon

Producer

Dillon does what producers do: he listens to the client’s requirements, brings people together, and makes our projects come to life. In 2014, Dillon was a Producing Guild of America Debra Hill Fellowship Finalist during his senior year at the University of Arizona. He’s the perfect mix of Jerry Weintraub, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Stormare— ask anyone and they’ll tell you.

Daniel

Daniel

Producer

Having worked at famed post house Light Iron Digital, directed major label music videos, toured as a lead guitarist in a world-famous band, and taught at REDucation, Daniel is uniquely prepared to lead projects from start to finish with a one-of-a-kind array of experiences, tools, and know-how. And unlike most people behind the camera, he is very swole.

Alan

Alan

Director / Producer

Alan is a director and producer of award winning films and film-like objects. An MFA graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, his films have played festivals around the world and won awards including the 2014 Student Emmy for Best Comedy and an inscrutable plaque from Estonia. He has red hair, and, sometimes, a red beard.

Christopher

Christopher

Cinematographer

After graduating from Yale with honors, Christopher moved to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography full-time and he never looked back. Since then, he has shot award-winning short films, features, music videos for artists like Schoolboy Q and Mac Demarco, and commercials for companies like Coca-Cola, DISH Network, and Microsoft. Christopher loves fine meats and cheeses.

Andrew

Andrew

Composer

Andrew is a composer with a degree in music composition from Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006; he also spent a semester eating crepes and studying music theory at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since then, he’s written music for six films, countless ads, and nearly sixty TV shows, including Glee, American Horror Story, The Blacklist, Major Crimes, Royal Pains, and more. In fact, he’s been so busy writing music that he’s now forgotten the majority of his French.

Clayton

Clayton

Security

Weighing in at a whopping eight pounds, Clayton is focused on two things: making people smile and standing guard in case intruders enter the office. The fearless, fiery little Maltipoo also knows quite a few party tricks. When he isn’t napping, he is always down for some tug-of-war, chase, or fetch… just wake him up.

Max

Max

Founder & Creative Director

After graduating from Yale in 2010, Max founded Leão with a simple plan: make content people want to watch… and do it more quickly and affordably than anyone else. As Creative Director, it’s his job to make that happen. Little known fact: when Max was 14, he trained for skeleton, sliding 73 MPH headfirst down the sliding track at the Olympic Park in Utah.

Dillon

Dillon

Producer

Dillon does what producers do: he listens to the client’s requirements, brings people together, and makes our projects come to life. In 2014, Dillon was a Producing Guild of America Debra Hill Fellowship Finalist during his senior year at the University of Arizona. He’s the perfect mix of Jerry Weintraub, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Stormare— ask anyone and they’ll tell you.

Daniel

Daniel

Producer

Having worked at famed post house Light Iron Digital, directed major label music videos, toured as a lead guitarist in a world-famous band, and taught at REDucation, Daniel is uniquely prepared to lead projects from start to finish with a one-of-a-kind array of experiences, tools, and know-how. And unlike most people behind the camera, he is very swole.

Alan

Alan

Director / Producer

Alan is a director and producer of award winning films and film-like objects. An MFA graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, his films have played festivals around the world and won awards including the 2014 Student Emmy for Best Comedy and an inscrutable plaque from Estonia. He has red hair, and, sometimes, a red beard.

Christopher

Christopher

Cinematographer

After graduating from Yale with honors, Christopher moved to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography full-time and he never looked back. Since then, he has shot award-winning short films, features, music videos for artists like Schoolboy Q and Mac Demarco, and commercials for companies like Coca-Cola, DISH Network, and Microsoft. Christopher loves fine meats and cheeses.

Andrew

Andrew

Composer

Andrew is a composer with a degree in music composition from Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006; he also spent a semester eating crepes and studying music theory at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since then, he’s written music for six films, countless ads, and nearly sixty TV shows, including Glee, American Horror Story, The Blacklist, Major Crimes, Royal Pains, and more. In fact, he’s been so busy writing music that he’s now forgotten the majority of his French.

Clayton

Clayton

Security

Weighing in at a whopping eight pounds, Clayton is focused on two things: making people smile and standing guard in case intruders enter the office. The fearless, fiery little Maltipoo also knows quite a few party tricks. When he isn’t napping, he is always down for some tug-of-war, chase, or fetch… just wake him up.

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