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About Blue Leach - Director

Having started from a simple introduction to the world of touring in his early 20’s, Blue’s career now spans all continents while forming strong collaborations with many global artists.
Blue is unique in the way that he can intuitively feel an artist’s music and honour both their creative and show production on film. Much of this is down to his accompanying career as a screens and video director for which he creates beautiful content and then witnesses the electric live performances and fan exhilaration first hand, while directing the screens for each show.
From experience Blue now brings this method to all projects be it full tour and filming or stand alone film situations.

Examination Productions is the home of Blue Leach and the base from which this all starts. Our projects are varied from live music performances for live stream or edit to cinema and tv, to advertising brand launches and other live events, to full tour creative production for screens content and direction.
Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, REM, Prince, Depeche Mode, Linkin Park, Elbow, Snoop Dog, The Verve, Peter Gabriel, Green Day, Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers, Jessie J, Pulp, Keane, Queen, Spice Girls to name a few...
2016
Nominee, Parnelli Awards for Sting:Peter Gabriel Tour

2015
Winner, Total Production International Video Visionary Award

2014
Winner, Knight Of Illumination Award for Best Video Design and Display with Cate Carter and Pablo Becket, Elbow Tour.

Finalist, Parnelli Awards for Pearl Jam Tour U.S.

2011
Nominee, TPi Awards, Video Visionary of the year

2010
Nominee, Parnelli Awards. For Peter Gabriel U.S. Tour

2009
Winner: Video Director Of The Year, TPi Awards
Nominee: UKVMA Award, ‘Best Live Coverage’ Linkin Park “Road To Revolution”

2008
Nominee, Best Live Video Director, TPi Awards

2007
Winner, Best Live Director, TPi Awards

2006
Nominee, Best Live Director, TPi Awards

2005
Nominee, Best Live Video Director, TPi Awards

2004
Winner, Best Live Video Director, TPi Awards

2003
Nominee, Best Live Video Director, TPi Awards

2002
Nominee, Best Live Video Director, TPi Awards

2000
Winner Best Live Video Director Of the Year TPi Awards


1997-1999
Nominee, Best Live Video Director, Live Awards
2017

TV AND STREAM

SCREENS & TOURS
HBO Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony from Brooklyn
Kylie Minogue



2016

Nominee, Parnelli Awards for Sting:Peter Gabriel Tour
Short Film about me on Sting’s website : http://www.sting.com/media/

TV & Stream
Collaboration with Danny Clinch Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field shoot
Florence And The Machine at Hang Out Festival and Sasquatch Festival
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe at Manchester Apollo
Whiskey Myers at Tufnell Park Dome
Slick Rick at Kentish Town Forum

SCREENS & TOURS
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Kylie Minogue at Singapore Formula One Grand Prix
Ed Vedder at O’Hana Festival
Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field Baseball Field. DVD shoot working with Danny Clinch Director.
Pearl Jam at Fenway Park Baseball Field
Rock:Paper:Scissors Sting : Peter Gabriel Tour U.S.
Florence And The Machine U.S. Tour
Pearl Jam U.S.



2015

TV & DVD, Theatrical
Eric Clapton ‘Slowhand At 70’ live at the Royal Albert Hall
Global Citizens Festival / Pearl Jam. Central Park

SCREENS & TOURS
Kaiser Chiefs UK arenas
Eric Clapton MSG, NYC
Pearl Jam South America
Marius Muller-Westernhagen
Rewind Festival. Sky Arts.



2014

TV
Toto 35th Anniversary release - DVD, TV, Theatrical
Rewind Festival for Sky Arts channel / Blink TV

SCREENS & TOURS
Pearl Jam ‘Lightning Bolt’ Tour
Elbow UK tour and festivals
Peter Gabriel ‘So’ Tour



2013

TV
Rockness for Sky Arts Channel
Rewind for Sky Arts

SCREENS & TOURS
Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field
Pearl Jam ‘Lightning Bolt’ Tour
Snow Patrol
Green Day
Kaiser Chiefs
All Time Low
Pet Shop Boys



2012

TV
Jessie J – Live at the Roundhouse MTV
Rewind – Sky Arts/Blink TV

SCREENS & TOURS
Pulp - Sheffield arena
Keane - O2
Peter Gabriel - ‘So’ Back To Front Tour U.S. & Canada
Snow Patrol ‘Fallen Empires’ - UK Tour

TV
Queen – Kiev, live to TV
Elton John – Kiev, live to TV



2011

TV&FILM
Peter Gabriel ‘Live in 3 Dimensions’ and ‘Live in 2 Dimensions’ – Cinema release/Sky. 3D/2D Blu-Ray.
Turkmenistan XX Ceremony – Broadcast consultant and multi cam director for K Events
Peace One Day
Rewind Festival - Sky Arts/Blink TV
High Voltage Festival - Main stage for Sky Arts/BlinkTV
Sonisphere Festival - Saturn stage for Sky Arts/Blink TV
Jazzalive - VJing live to cinema along with Abram Wilson. Arts Alliance.

SCREENS & TOURS
Peter Gabriel - U.S. Tour.
Prince Tour - Video Consultant
Carly Bryant - Music Video



2010

TV
Tired Pony Live at The Forum – Longform
Tired Pony - 'Get on the Road' music video
Snoop Dogg for MTV World Stage - Shepherds Bush O2 Empire
Snow Patrol - Post-production/DVD Live At Royal Albert Hall
Sonisphere, High Voltage and 80's Rewind Festivals for Blink TV/Sky Arts
Rebel Control - Music Video.
'Holding The Man' - A play filmed for Australian cinema release

SCREENS & TOURS
James
Gossip
Capital Radio Jingle Bell Ball – Blink TV. Live streaming and screens
Prince
Marius Müller-Westernhagen Tour
Snow Patrol – Homecoming shows, Bellahouston Park & Ward Park.
Peter Gabriel - 'Scratch My Back' Tour



2009

SCREENS & TOURS
46664 Mandela Day - Radio City Music Hall, New York
James Taylor – UK Tour
Pet Shop Boys – London O2 Arena
Snow Patrol – UK & Ireland Tour

TV
Snow Patrol - DVD shoot, Royal Albert Hall
Snow Patrol ‘Just Say Yes’ – Music video
Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi - Live to air Opening and Closing Galas
Snow Patrol – Animated film ‘The Lightning Strike’ screen content



2008

TV
Linkin Park ‘Road To Revolution’ – DVD, Milton Keynes Bowl,
REM ‘Man Sized Wreath’ – (Live Version) Promo

SCREENS & TOURS
REM ‘Accelerate’ – World Tour, Video design and direction
46664 / Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday – London Hyde Park



2007

TV
Screening of ‘Live’, REM at the BBC Electric Proms 27th October 2007
Toto ‘Falling In-Between’ - DVD Paris
DIFC

SCREENS & TOURS
The Verve – UK tour, Video design and direction
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Send Away The Tigers’ UK tour
Snow Patrol – UK and Ireland tour
Herbert Gronemeyer
Live Earth



2006

TV
Depeche Mode ‘Touring The Angel’ - DVD
Depeche Mode ‘John The Revelator’ - music video
Depeche Mode – ABC Special, John the Revelator, Pain that I’m Used To, Precious

SCREENS & TOURS
Depeche Mode – World tour, Playing The Angel, Screens
Snow Patrol - U.K. and Ireland tour, screens.



2005

TV
REM ‘Live’ - DVD
REM ‘Wanderlust’ (Bad Day, Leaving New York) and ‘Electron Blue’– Promos

SCREENS & TOURS
REM - World Tour (including REM at LIVE8)
46664 Nelson Mandela World Aids Day - South Africa



2004

SCREENS & TOURS
The Pogues – DVD Live in Manchester footage
Norah Jones - Althorpe House
Manic Street Preachers + Razorlight - U.K. Tour
Dido - European and Australian Tours. Eric Clapton – UK Tour



2003

SCREENS & TOURS
46664 Nelson Mandela World Aids Day South Africa, Fashion Rocks Albert Hall, MOVE
Festival, Simply Red Tour, S CLUB Tour, Pop Idol Germany Tour



2002

TV
Marilyn Manson - Reading Festival Footage for God Guns & Government DVD
Cure DVD live footage from Hyde Park, Route Of Kings Hyde Park

SCREENS & TOURS
Manic Street Preachers Tour
Will Young & Gareth Gates Tour
Westlife Tour
S Club 7 Tour



2001

TV
Beck DVD for Mission TV
Reading Festival for Mission TV
V2001 Leeds for Mission TV

SCREENS & TOURS
Route Of Kings at Hyde Park
Manic Street Preachers Tour
Westlife Tour



2000

TV
Paul Weller Web cast
Fleadh for Mission TV

SCREENS & TOURS
Millennium Dome Opening Ceremony,
Pavarotti
Travis Tour
Simply Red Tour



1997-1999

TV
Pet Shop Boys ‘Somewhere In Time’, DVD. Savoy Theatre. V97.

SCREENS & TOURS
Spice Girls World Tour
Bruce Springsteen, Fugees, Charlatans, M People, Beautiful South