Former writer and foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times, and then The Guardian, Levy won the One World award for foreign reporting, and One World Media's Press Journalists of the Year. He has produced documentaries for HBO, BBC 1, BBC 2, C4 and VICE on HBO. In 2010, his film City of Fear, on Pakistan's bloodiest year, was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Festival. In 2012, Torture Trail, won the 2013 Amnesty International award and was short-listed for a Grierson and a Rory Peck award. Chinese Murder Mystery, an investigation into the death of Neil Heywood, was long-listed for a BAFTA and nominated for the Monte Carlo Television Awards 2013. He produced the Emmy-winning Season Three, Four and Five of Vice-on-HBO.