Leandro was born in Southern Brazil where he produced and edited two feature documentary films chosen by the Brazilian Culture Fund and premiered on public television.
He moved to New York in 2010 where he produced a series of videos at the legendary photo agency Magnum. At MediaStorm, Badalotti contributed as associate producer on several award winning projects, including Emmy nominee A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan. For The International Committee of the Red Cross, he shot and produced in Yemen the award winning short documentary, I Know Where I’m Going.
Leandro also edited and co-produced the award winning feature documentary Thao's Library. The film had several screenings in a dozen of film festivals and premiered in AMC Theaters nationwide and is now available on Netflix.