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Leanne trained as a professional editor before moving into film and television.  Her self-penned debut feature PILI, is a ground-breaking drama set in rural Tanzania starring a cast of non-actors, 65% of whom are HIV positive.  It premiered at the Dinard British Film Festival where it won both the Audience Award for Best Film and a Special Mention from the jury for the Screenplay.
Leanne is in development with Parkville Pictures (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST) and Oscar-nominated James Schamus’s Symbolic Exchange (A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN) with THE WARNING.  Based on her original idea, the film is set during the height of the Blitz and follows a woman as she loses her niece in the black-out.
Leanne’s debut documentary feature KEEP ON RUNNING, about Sierra Leone’s marathon champions, is four years in the making and will be completed in 2018.

Leanne has been named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow 2017.

Credits

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.
TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
HIS DARK MATERIALS 2 (Director)
Company:
Bad Wolf, Scholastic
Project details:
Directed Episode 2.3, 2.4 and 2.6.
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".
IN DEVELOPMENT
Production (role):
KEEP ON RUNNING (Director / Producer / Cinematographer)
Project details:
Documentary currently in post-production.

Credits

  • 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.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): HIS DARK MATERIALS 2 (Director)
    Company: Bad Wolf, Scholastic
    Project details: Directed Episode 2.3, 2.4 and 2.6.
  • 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".
  • Production (role)
    Project details
  • Production (role): KEEP ON RUNNING (Director / Producer / Cinematographer)
    Project details: Documentary currently in post-production.

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