Tony Leonardo

Tony Leonardo

Director/ Producer

Tony directed Kaya, a short film about a bike messenger that won the Hardacre Film Festival and the Real to Reel Film Festival. He has produced a number of projects, works as a camera operator or sound man for film and TV and is known as the primary historian for the sport of ultimate. He first started playing in 1988, co-authored Ultimate The First Four Decades in 2004 and the cheeky Ultimate: The Greatest Sport Ever Invented By Man in 2007. He has covered or announced more than 60 major national and international tournaments since 1995 and has called games for WFDF Worlds, Beach Worlds, the World Games, MLU, the AUDL and Championship-winning New York Empire, USAU and Paganello.

Rob Featherstone

Rob Featherstone

Director/ Cinematographer

Rob Featherstone shoots commercial, narrative and documentary projects. The documentary A Fine Line about female chefs won Best Cinematography at the Borderlands Film Festival and Love, Gilda opened the Tribeca Film Festival. Forensics: You Decide aired on MSNBC won a Cine Golden Eagle. Requiem for the American Dream and Indian Point premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Before such accolades he played ultimate at Nothfield Mount Hermon 19841985, Wesleyan 1985-1989 and Prospect Park Pick-up ever since.

Holly Buechel

Holly Buechel

Editor

Holly is an Editor at Red Iron NYC and has worked on documentary projects for the Food Network, HBO, Vogue, WIRED, and the Huffington Post. She has an affinity for sports documentaries and is in post-production on a feature about the sport of fencing. Although athletic, Holly claims to be only a “mediocre” ultimate player in the Bergen County Summer League.

Chuck Cleary

Chuck Cleary

Cinematographer

Chuck has been one of ultimate’s premier action videographers for the past eight years. He’s made several documentaries about the sport including One Breath, One Mind and has covered numerous national championships. As a player, Chuck is known for his legendary 2018 Regionals performance with Death or Glory and for almost getting Iowa State to College Nationals in 2006. He likes bunnies, data transfer rates and Katherine, his wife.