Teddy Leifer founded RISE Films in 2007 and has since produced or executive produced all of its films and television programmes including the 2013 Oscar nominee, The Invisible War. In 2013 he won an Emmy Award for his work on The Interrupters, directed by Steve James. His other producer and executive producer credits include We Are Together, Rough Aunties, Cowboys In India, Muslim School, Road to Las Vegas, Knuckle and Who is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael García Bernal.
He is currently producing a new film directed by Kim Longinotto, developing a romantic comedy with the BFI, executive producing a drama written by Irvine Welsh and producing a second series of the multi award-winning Plebs, ITV2's ancient Roman sitcom. The first series was the channel's highest rated comedy ever. Teddy was recently listed in the "100 most innovative and influential people in British creative and media industries" by the Guardian newspaper.