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David Leon

Writer / Director

David Leon is a Writer/ Director named by Screen International as one of their prestigious “Stars of Tomorrow.”

His short film Man and Boy won Best Narrative Short at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival and was shortlisted for both an Oscar and a Bafta.

David’s debut feature Orthodox, which he wrote and directed, starring Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley was shortlisted for the Douglas Hickox award by Bifa for “Best Debut Director”.

He is currently in development BBC Films on his next feature “Land of Hope and Glory” and adapting for Television the novel “You could do something amazing with your life” the account of the final days of vigilante gunman Raoul Moat with producer Daisy Allsop.

In addition to this he is working alongside BBH London/ Black sheep to adapt his short form documentary for Nowness about Ruqsana Begum, the only female British Muslim to be a world champion in any sport, into a narrative feature film and is also in development with “Driven” a feature, the script of which appeared on the Brit list.

David is an alumni of the Belinale talent labs and has just finished shooting Vera for ITV.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Killing Eve (2nd Unit Director)
Company:
Sid Gentle / BBC America / BBC 1
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Vera (Director)
Company:
ITV Studios / ITV1
Project details:
Series 8
1 x 60'
Transmitted 18th Jan 2018
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Orthodox (Writer / Director)
Company:
Archface Films, Ingenious Media, Zeitgeist Films
Project details:
Producer Daisy Allsop
SHORT FILM
Date: 2017
Production (role):
RUQSANA BEGUM ENDURANCE TEST
Company:
Zeitgeist Films / Archer's Mark Production / Nowness
Project details:
Short documentary about Ruqsana Begum, the only female British Muslim to be a world champion in any sport.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Orthodox (Writer / Director)
Company:
Zeitgeist Films
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Man and Boy (Co - Director)
Company:
Motion Picture House
Date: 2009
Production (role):
Father (Co - Director)
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (Writer / Director)
Company:
Ingenious Media
Project details:
In Development. Producer Daisy Allsop
Production (role):
Land of Hope and Glory (Writer / Director)
Company:
Ingenious Media / BBC Films
Project details:
In Development. Producer Daisy Allsop and BBC Films
Production (role):
Brother in the Land
Project details:
In Development

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Killing Eve (2nd Unit Director)
    Company: Sid Gentle / BBC America / BBC 1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Vera (Director)
    Company: ITV Studios / ITV1
    Project details: Series 8
    1 x 60'
    Transmitted 18th Jan 2018
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Orthodox (Writer / Director)
    Company: Archface Films, Ingenious Media, Zeitgeist Films
    Project details: Producer Daisy Allsop
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): RUQSANA BEGUM ENDURANCE TEST
    Company: Zeitgeist Films / Archer's Mark Production / Nowness
    Project details: Short documentary about Ruqsana Begum, the only female British Muslim to be a world champion in any sport.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Orthodox (Writer / Director)
    Company: Zeitgeist Films
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Man and Boy (Co - Director)
    Company: Motion Picture House
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): Father (Co - Director)
    Company:
    Project details:
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (Writer / Director)
    Company: Ingenious Media
    Project details: In Development. Producer Daisy Allsop
  • Production (role): Land of Hope and Glory (Writer / Director)
    Company: Ingenious Media / BBC Films
    Project details: In Development. Producer Daisy Allsop and BBC Films
  • Production (role): Brother in the Land
    Company:
    Project details: In Development