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Named as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow, BAFTA-nominated Leanne Welham started out in the industry as a professional editor.

Her debut feature PILI premiered at the Dinard Festival of British Cinema where it received the Audience Award for Best Film and the Special Mention Screenplay Award.  After it’s UK release, the film was nominated for the Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director by the British Independent Film Awards and a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Director.

Leanne is in development with Parkville Pictures (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST) and Oscar-nominated James Schamus’ US production company Symbolic Exchange (THE ASSISTANT) for THE WARNING, a thriller set during the height of the Blitz.

Leanne directed three episodes of HIS DARK MATERIALS 2 for BBC1 and HBO and is currently directing 5 episodes CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS for BBC and Hulu.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
HIS DARK MATERIALS 2 (Director)
Company:
Bad Wolf, HBO
Project details:
Directed Episode 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5.
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER (Director)
Company:
Ecosse Films, Great Meadow Productions, BBC One
Project details:
Directed Episode 1.5 and 1.6.
Date: 2019
Production (role):
ENDEAVOUR (Director)
Company:
Mammoth Screen, Masterpiece, ITV Studios
Project details:
Directed Episode titled "Confection".
Date: 2013
Production (role):
COMING UP (Director)
Company:
Ideal World Productions, Touchpaper Television
Project details:
Directed Episode titled "Big Girl".
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2017
Production (role):
PILI (Director / Writer / Executive Producer)
Company:
Queen Mary - University of London
Project details:
Winner of the Dinard British Film Festival 2017 Audience Award for Best Film and a Special Mention.

British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominee - Douglas Hickox Award.

BAFTA Awards 2019 Outstanding Debut Nominee.
Date: 2007
Production (role):
BATTLE FOR HADITHA (Assistant Editor)
Company:
Channel Four Films, Film4, HanWay Films
Project details:
Directed by Nick Broomfield.
SHORTS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
OCCUPY (Director / Editor)
Company:
Listeners Project
Project details:
Written by Steven Bloomer.
Date: 2014
Production (role):
CASTAWAY (Director)
Company:
Listeners Project
Project details:
Written by Matthew Landers.
Date: 2010
Production (role):
NOCTURN (Director / Writer)
Company:
Proud Mary
Project details:
Starring Tamzin Malleson, Jennie Jacques and Gregg Chillin.
Date: 2009
Production (role):
TRANSGRESS (Director / Writer)
Company:
-
Project details:
Starring Silas Carson and Kathryn Sumner.
Date: 2007
Production (role):
NOVIO (Co-director / Writer)
Company:
Niebla Producciones Audiovisuales
Project details:
Written and directed alongside Ignacio Tatay.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): HIS DARK MATERIALS 2 (Director)
    Company: Bad Wolf, HBO
    Project details: Directed Episode 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5.
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER (Director)
    Company: Ecosse Films, Great Meadow Productions, BBC One
    Project details: Directed Episode 1.5 and 1.6.
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): ENDEAVOUR (Director)
    Company: Mammoth Screen, Masterpiece, ITV Studios
    Project details: Directed Episode titled "Confection".
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): COMING UP (Director)
    Company: Ideal World Productions, Touchpaper Television
    Project details: Directed Episode titled "Big Girl".
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): PILI (Director / Writer / Executive Producer)
    Company: Queen Mary - University of London
    Project details: Winner of the Dinard British Film Festival 2017 Audience Award for Best Film and a Special Mention.

    British Independent Film Awards 2018 Nominee - Douglas Hickox Award.

    BAFTA Awards 2019 Outstanding Debut Nominee.
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): BATTLE FOR HADITHA (Assistant Editor)
    Company: Channel Four Films, Film4, HanWay Films
    Project details: Directed by Nick Broomfield.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): OCCUPY (Director / Editor)
    Company: Listeners Project
    Project details: Written by Steven Bloomer.
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): CASTAWAY (Director)
    Company: Listeners Project
    Project details: Written by Matthew Landers.
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): NOCTURN (Director / Writer)
    Company: Proud Mary
    Project details: Starring Tamzin Malleson, Jennie Jacques and Gregg Chillin.
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): TRANSGRESS (Director / Writer)
    Company: -
    Project details: Starring Silas Carson and Kathryn Sumner.
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): NOVIO (Co-director / Writer)
    Company: Niebla Producciones Audiovisuales
    Project details: Written and directed alongside Ignacio Tatay.

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