Lesley Paterson has competed in over 400 triathlons, and she is a 5 x World Champion professional triathlete turned writer/producer, based in LosAngeles. Originally from Scotland, Lesley has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Film and, together with her psychologist-turned-screenwriter husband, Simon Marshall, own Brave Art Entertainment, a film production company in Los Angeles. Their first film was ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Netflix, 2022), directed by Edward Berger, which went on to win seven BAFTA’s, including Best Adapted Screenplay and a National Board of Review win for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2022, Lesley was nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay. The film went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best International Feature. Together with her husband, she is the author of the best-selling book, The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck down and Rise to the Occasion.