Katie Leimkuehler

Katie Leimkuehler

Executive Producer at Fresh Tracks

Cleveland, Ohio

Member Since:
April 2013
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About Katie

Looking for financing and distribution for my documentary, Fresh Tracks. (Trailer )
This true-life documentary follows the journey of Paul Leimkuehler who lost his leg during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. He turned his disadvantage into an advantage by building his own artificial leg and opening a prosthetic business. He returns to the world of sports triumphantly after designing the first pair of ski outriggers in the U.S. launching the adaptive skiing movement that earned him a spot in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, the U.S. Disabled Snow Sports Hall of Fame and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. The film follows the influence of his legacy on the Paralympic skiers and snowboarders today including gold medalists, Mike Schultz and Andrew Kurka, and the evolving of technology in adaptive sports.



  • Ski Pioneer

    Ski Pioneer Biography Drama Sports A champion speed skater, Paul “Bud” Leimkuehler, headed for the Olympics loses his leg in WWII and struggles to find his footing until he discovers a new winter sport: skiing.


  • Best Documentary in the Three Minute Film Fest


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