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Craig Leeson | Filmmaker, Director of “A Plastic Ocean”

Filming his way to plastic-free seas

For his work advocating for plastic-free oceans

Craig is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, television presenter and public speaker. He is the global evangelist for the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a charity dedicated to ending humanity’s single-use plastic addiction within a generation. Craig’s debut cinematic feature film, “A Plastic Ocean”, which he wrote, directed and executive produced, was ranked the number one documentary on iTunes in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada and is also available globally on Amazon, and Netflix with the backing of Leonardo DiCaprio. “A Plastic Ocean” has won more than 15 film festival awards and has been screened in over 70 countries on 6 continents.. Craig’s debut cinematic feature film, “A Plastic Ocean”, which he wrote, directed and executive produced, was ranked the number one documentary on iTunes in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada and is also available globally on Amazon, and Netflix with the backing of Leonardo DiCaprio. “A Plastic Ocean” has won more than 15 film festival awards and has been screened in over 70 countries on 6 continents. He is also the founder of Leeson Media International and Ocean Vista Films and chairman of the I Shot Hong Kong Film Festival, as well as the Asia correspondent for the Seven Network and an international correspondent for global network, Al Jazeera English. He began his career as a newspaper journalist before moving to television as a news correspondent and anchor. Craig has worked with major global broadcasters including the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and Australia’s ABC. Craig is also a qualified surf life saver, an advanced scuba diver and a private pilot.

Website | @therealcraigleeson

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