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Leonora Lonsdale

Director

Leonora received her M.F.A. from Tisch, NYU‘s prestigious graduate film program, which she attended on the W.T.C. Johnson scholarship. 
 
Her latest short, “Beast”, was funded by the BFI & Creative England’s Emerging Talent scheme and starred Olivier-award winning Billie Piper. Her previous short films have been nominated for a Student Academy Award and received a Hollywood Foreign Press Association grant. Leo was also a co-writer/co-director on “Black Dog, Red Dog,” starring James Franco, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Wilde. 
In 2016,  she was selected as 1 of 12 finalists for the iFeatures scheme with “Ex Sanguis” a project she is developing with BAFTA-nominated writer Islay Bell-Webb & producers Chiara Ventura and Manon Ardisson (God’s Own Country). “Ex Sanguis” has just been selected as 1 of 8 projects to participate the Inside Out Film Finance pitch in Toronto.
Her documentary film, “Ziona”, about a cult in the Indian Himalayas, recently premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs.
 
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