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ABOUT ME

I’m Leighton Akio Woodhouse, a journalist and documentary filmmaker. My print stories have appeared in The Intercept, Gawker, The New Republic, VICE News, Fusion, The Nation, and other outlets. I’ve directed, produced and edited short documentaries for The Intercept, The Nation, KQED, PBS Frontline, The Washington Post, The Story of Stuff, and Participant Media. I directed the feature documentary Trumpland for Fusion Media, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary, and which won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Award for Government and Politics Reporting in Television. A recent short documentary for KQED Arts that I co-produced with Armando Aparicio was nominated for a Northern California Area Emmy Award. I currently serve on the board of directors of the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center. I have a Master’s Degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley. Along with my partners, Armando Aparicio and David Zlutnick, I’m in the process of founding a non-profit production company, Adamant Media.