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from Virginia Bogert

A little bit about Lacey Leavitt and her accomplishments. She is:

  • An award-winning Seattle producer, director, and independent film industry leader
  • A tireless advocate of the northwest film industry
  • Responsible for attracting and producing multiple independent feature and short films in the Seattle region
  • A trailblazer in Seattle's emerging VR/AR content industry
  • Co-founder and CEO of the cinematic content studio Mechanical Dreams (work includes virtual reality film Eagle Bone (Tracy Rector 2016) and SXSW Best Short Documentary winner Little Potato (Wes Hurley 2017).

Lacey's feature film producing credits include: Megan Griffiths' Sadie,The Off Hours (Sundance 2011), and Lucky Them (TIFF 2013), Lynn Shelton's Laggies (Sundance 2015) and Touchy Feely (Sundance 2013), Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed (Sundance 2012), Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm (Sundance 2015), and The Automatic Hate (SXSW 2015).

Lacey co-directed and produced the award-winning roller derby documentary Blood on the Flat Track (SIFF 2007) and directed the short films D.C.I. (SIFF Fly Film 2012) and Escape (Orcas Island Film Festival 2015). Lacey is on the board of Seattle's immersive Café Nordo Theater and is an alumni of the University of Washington and Sundance Creative Producing Lab.

Lacey is a longtime member and recent honorary member of Women in Film Seattle.


The Women in Film board works hard to conduct our organization fairly and in a non-partisan way. Representing our membership, we deplore misogyny, the objectification of women and prejudice in all forms. We work for diversity and inclusion via our voices in film and other platforms. As filmmakers, we own a powerful craft and have an obligation to embrace our strength. We support our sisters and are committed to working with integrity. We urge you as filmmakers to be visible, be heard, tell our stories, share them - on any screen.

Under the Internal Revenue Code, 501(c)(3) organizations like Women in Film Seattle are prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. However, we can take a moral stand against bigotry and misogyny, and we do again now. We are an organization of professional women, students, and men committed to working with integrity in the art and business of film, and advancing women in the film industry.


from WIF Board

We extend a belated but heartfelt welcome to our new and not so new board members: Stefanie Malone, Education Chair; Isabella Price, TST Chair; and brand spankin’ new board member Diana Fairbank, WIF Directory Chair.

Stefanie is the director of NFFTY the National Festival for Talented Youth and as the WIF Education Chair will be reaching out to students and the community and helping provide educational opportunities via WIF. Stefanie will also handle intern programs WIF Seattle will launch on a limited basis.

Isabella is a stylist/costumer with managerial skills and if you have attended any of Women in Film’s TST’s, you know her as an adroit and gracious moderator of the outstanding WIF hosted panels.
Last but not least, Diana Fairbank has come on board to revamp, and make more accessible our Women in Film Professional Directory, located on our website, a compendium of talented WIF members in every film business capacity. All biographies can be found at:


You can learn more about all our illustrious board members here: