PRODUCER | DIRECTOR

Askew Pictures was founded by Executive Television Producer Leslie Askew in 2010. Leslie has worked for major networks in Australia, Europe, and the U.S.; SBS, Channel Nine ( Australia), National Geographic, Al Jazeera, CBS, BET, PBS, History Channel and CNN, where she was a producer on the award-winning documentary series, CNN Heroes.

In August 2016, Leslie produced and shot a documentary for the news magazine program, On Assignment which airs on ITN (UK). The film examines how some residents of Norfolk Island feel they are being colonized by Australia. Senior Foreign Correspondent Dan Rivers and I spent a week on the island interviewing people on both sides of the argument. The result is this 8-minute film that accurately captures the tensions that exist and attempts to explain how this beautiful and picturesque island got entrenched in a civil crisis.

For the People’s Choice Awards I directed and produced the Favourite Humanitarian Award segment that honoured Actor, Director, and Philanthropist Tyler Perry. I was blown away by his generosity and humility. It was a career highlight.

One of my favourite segments that I produced during my 4 years working on CNN Heroes. Dr. Andy Moore provides free medical care to patients without health insurance.