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Leo Leigh

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Leo Leigh studied Film & Fine Art at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Having been kicked out in the second year, he started to shoot his friends documentaries and soon started working on his own films. His first short documentary was ‘Ted’, shot in 2004, about his neighbour who lived in a half way home for the mentally ill. In 2006 he made ‘Loony in the Woods’, a video nasty spoof horror movie shot on VHS for New York cult film distributors Troma. In 2008 he started work for Vice Films where he met Andy Capper and made three films under the Rule Britannia series , ‘Blackpool Las Vegas of the North’, ‘Swansea Love Story’ and ‘Beautiful Liverpool’. ‘Swansea Love Story’, a film about the heroin epidemic shot in 2009 was picked up by CNN and was widely covered in the media.

 

From 2010 – 2011 Leo worked at the ICA as part of an art collective that he set up called Free Shit Salt Grit where he made the film ‘Morris Vs Rave’. In that year he also started work for Udox and set up Spine TV with Leo Marks. Whilst at Spine TV he directed over 20 films also making The City Series a series of documentaries shot in Berlin, Tokyo, and New York. It was in New York that he met Marty Reisman an 83 year old table tennis champion which lead him to go on to make the feature length documentary, ‘Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler’. In 2013 he directed ‘Untitled 13’, The making of Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner which he finished in 2014, but was never released due to legal reasons.

 

He was signed to Somesuch & Co in 2015 and has written and directed two films, Bafta nominated ‘Mother’, commissioned by Super Deluxe, and ‘Sometimes Chinese’, commissioned by Channel 4.

Credits

DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2019
Production (role):
HE DREAMS OF GIANTS
Company:
Corniche Pictures, Low Key Productions, Quixote Productions
Project details:
Additional Camera: London Shoot)
Date: 2014
Production (role):
FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER
Company:
-
Project details:
Cinematographer / Director / Editor
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BEAUTIFUL LIVERPOOL
Company:
Vice Media
Project details:
Cinematographer / Editor
Date: 2011
Production (role):
SAINTES-MARIES-DE-LA-MER: A GYPSY PILGRIMAGE
Company:
-
Project details:
Director / Editor
Date: 2010
Production (role):
SWANSEA LOVE STORY
Company:
Vice Media
Project details:
Cinematographer / Producer)
SHORTS
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MOTHER
Company:
Somesuch, Super Deluxe
Project details:
Director / Writer
Date: 2008
Production (role):
WITHINDOORS
Company:
-
Project details:
Cinematographer
Date: 2008
Production (role):
JUST SMILE
Company:
-
Project details:
Cinematographer
Date: 2007
Production (role):
DUMB LOVE
Company:
-
Project details:
Cinematographer
Date: 2003
Production (role):
OUT OF TUNE
Company:
Reasonable Films
Project details:
Cinematographer
Date: 2003
Production (role):
CAGES
Company:
Prodigal Productions Ltd.
Project details:
Cinematographer
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE PLAGUE
Company:
Prodigal Productions Ltd.
Project details:
Cinematographer
Date: 2006
Production (role):
LOONY IN THE WOODS
Company:
-
Project details:
Director / Producer / Library Music Section

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): HE DREAMS OF GIANTS
    Company: Corniche Pictures, Low Key Productions, Quixote Productions
    Project details: Additional Camera: London Shoot)
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER
    Company: -
    Project details: Cinematographer / Director / Editor
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BEAUTIFUL LIVERPOOL
    Company: Vice Media
    Project details: Cinematographer / Editor
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): SAINTES-MARIES-DE-LA-MER: A GYPSY PILGRIMAGE
    Company: -
    Project details: Director / Editor
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): SWANSEA LOVE STORY
    Company: Vice Media
    Project details: Cinematographer / Producer)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MOTHER
    Company: Somesuch, Super Deluxe
    Project details: Director / Writer
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): WITHINDOORS
    Company: -
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): JUST SMILE
    Company: -
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): DUMB LOVE
    Company: -
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): OUT OF TUNE
    Company: Reasonable Films
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): CAGES
    Company: Prodigal Productions Ltd.
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE PLAGUE
    Company: Prodigal Productions Ltd.
    Project details: Cinematographer
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): LOONY IN THE WOODS
    Company: -
    Project details: Director / Producer / Library Music Section

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