Lesley Topping


Public bio

I wear many hats as a filmmaker, director, editor, videographer and producer. My background includes editing documentaries,feature films and producing multimedia content. Current films in the works that I am directing/producing are "Saving Blackfoot" a documentary about a family of animal rescue workers and Hannah and Halvor; Letters from a China Mission 1891-1907- a mixed media play that includes film projections. 

Currently, I am producing and editing a half hour film for the Scarsdale Historical Society. Recently I was the editor of Under A Stone directed by William Klayer a 24 minute dramatic short shown in festivals (2016).  I also edited a 15 minute doc about the artist Dennis Downes author of  an amazing book,"American Trail Marker Trees" and I am now working with director Gary Donatelli to finish a longer version (2016). 

 Lesley Topping Media and Brookfilm Productions also produces videos and provides a range of photography and video services for independents, businesses and public and private events ( clients include: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, DeSantis Breindel, Overseas Press Club, Piper Theatre, Hard Working Movies, Downes Studio, Cauldwell Wingate Construction, Scarsdale Historical Society and many others)

Some of past projects include:  Casting Faith'' PBS- (Assoc. producer. camera, ) portrait of sculptor, Gillian Jagger; Cousteau Rediscovery Series (Editor& Associate Producer); Cappy Productions - Sports videos (Editor); 48 hrs & CBS News documentaries (Editor); A&E Biography, Breakfast with the Arts (Editor); ''Passing Over'' (Film Editor) PBS documentary: Other editing work on feature films, fiction and non fiction shorts and independents. Feature films The Turning (Editor), What Happened Was (Additional Editing); :Streamers Robert Altman (AE), The Sicilian directed by Michael Cimino(AE), Year of the Dragon directed by Michael Cimino(AE).  Sound Editor on features and documentaries as well. Earlier film "Firefighter" about a busy firehouse in Bronx. (director).