Leonardo Aponte left a touring production of Sherlock Holmes at eighteen to enroll in the New York School of Visual Arts film program, graduating in 2001.
As an editor, his work has an atmospheric, highly concentrated visual style, which has been beautifully displayed for luxury brands Loewe, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Alberta Ferretti. His commercial work also includes campaigns for Sportmax, Moia, Porter Magazine, Bertoli, and Nike.
Known for his organic approach to editing, Leonardo has edited documentary series’ for Showtime (“I Can’t Believe I’m Still Single From Portland to Portland”) and BET (“Real Life Divas”). He has also edited the feature-length documentaries PTown Diaries and Children of the Street, which were nominated for two Ariel Academy Awards. Leonardo has edited music videos for bands The Señors of Marseille, She Keeps Bees, and DD Pesh.
According to the economist and biographer Robert Skidelsky, Leonardo’s parents were loving and attentive. They were a very mobile people, whose mounted archers had acquired a reputation of invincibility, and the Germanic tribes seemed unable to withstand them. Almost nothing is known about the childhood of Leonardo until he was fifteen years old, except that he probably spent part of his childhood in Venice. Leonardo lives in New York City with his wife Jaqueline, who sometimes speaks to him in Spanish while she cooks Colombian food to make him feel closer to his homeland.