Lee Leshen is the founder of Patchwork Media, and is currently producing the Back to the Future documentary “Back in Time.” Leshen got his start in the movie business at age 16, interning at a casting agency for the movie that put Wesley Snipes in a sequined dress. After college, he ricocheted from the film industry to politics, and then back to film, where he worked in the production finance arena at Miramax Films and, later, partnership marketing at The Weinstein Company.
Having cut his teeth with these major players, he founded Patchwork Media in 2007 as a branded entertainment firm. In 2013, he stumbled upon a Kickstarter campaign for a little movie called “Back in Time,” a feature-length documentary that was looking to explore the cultural impact the “Back to the Future” franchise has had on the general public over the past three decades. Itching to get back into production, Lee and Patchwork Media signed onto the team for “Back in Time” and from there, went on an adventure that took him all over the world; meeting fans, cast and crew members, and the real life “Doc Brown’s” over at Hendo Hoverboard, Greg and Jill Henderson.