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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.
 

Credits

SHORTS
Date: 2018
Production (role):
BEAST (Director / Writer)
Company:
Sona Films, Creative England
Project details:
Written alongside Jack Sidey.

Starring Billie Piper, Sinéad Cusack and Poppy Polivnick.
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LYRA (Director / Writer)
Company:
-
Project details:
Starring Erin Darke, Nicole Coulon and Edmund Donovan.
Date: 2013
Production (role):
DOUBLE CROSSED (Assistant Director)
Company:
-
Project details:
Directed by John Ryan Johnson and Zachary Kerschberg.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
BELLA FLEACE GAVE A PARTY (Director / Writer / Producer)
Company:
Leonora Lonsdale, Rather Good Films
Project details:
Starring Nick Clark Windo, Siân Phillips and John Standing.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
THE DUCKS' MIGRATION (Assistant Camera)
Company:
Cinestación
Project details:
Written and directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
AGUAVIVA (Assistant Camera)
Company:
Tatvam Productions
Project details:
Written and directed by Virginia Urreiztieta.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
DÉJA VU (Assistant Camera)
Company:
-
Project details:
Written and directed by Alexis Gambis.
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BAYOU BLACK (Assistant Camera)
Company:
-
Project details:
Written and directed by Jonas Carpignano.
Date: 2011
Production (role):
THE WORLD OUTSIDE (Assistant Camera)
Company:
Windmills and Giants
Project details:
Written and directed by Zachary Kerschberg.
Date: 2011
Production (role):
BLEACHED (Script Supervisor)
Company:
-
Project details:
Written and directed by Jess Dela Merced.
Date: 2010
Production (role):
COCKLES AND MUSSELS (Director / Writer / Sound Editor / Editor)
Company:
-
Project details:
Starring Matthew Lewis and Deidre Lynn.
Date: 2010
Production (role):
TELEFONE (Production Assistant)
Company:
Sleepy Films, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Project details:
Written and directed by Jeffrey Anderson Bliss.
TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE PALE HORSE (Director)
Company:
Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Productions, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Project details:
Directed "Part One" and "Part Two".
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BLACK DOG, RED DOG (Director / Writer)
Company:
Black Dog, Red Dog, Elysium Bandini Studios, Hello Please
Project details:
Based on the life of poet Stephen Dobyns.

Other directors include Adriana Cepeda Espinosa, James Franco, Anastasia Frank, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg, Brian Lannin, Jon Matthews, Charles Rogers and Isabella Wing-Davey.
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2018
Production (role):
ZIONA (Co-director / Editor / Producer)
Company:
MIzoram Pictures
Project details:
Directed alongside Clare Carter.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): BEAST (Director / Writer)
    Company: Sona Films, Creative England
    Project details: Written alongside Jack Sidey.

    Starring Billie Piper, Sinéad Cusack and Poppy Polivnick.
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LYRA (Director / Writer)
    Company: -
    Project details: Starring Erin Darke, Nicole Coulon and Edmund Donovan.
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): DOUBLE CROSSED (Assistant Director)
    Company: -
    Project details: Directed by John Ryan Johnson and Zachary Kerschberg.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): BELLA FLEACE GAVE A PARTY (Director / Writer / Producer)
    Company: Leonora Lonsdale, Rather Good Films
    Project details: Starring Nick Clark Windo, Siân Phillips and John Standing.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): THE DUCKS' MIGRATION (Assistant Camera)
    Company: Cinestación
    Project details: Written and directed by Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): AGUAVIVA (Assistant Camera)
    Company: Tatvam Productions
    Project details: Written and directed by Virginia Urreiztieta.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): DÉJA VU (Assistant Camera)
    Company: -
    Project details: Written and directed by Alexis Gambis.
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BAYOU BLACK (Assistant Camera)
    Company: -
    Project details: Written and directed by Jonas Carpignano.
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): THE WORLD OUTSIDE (Assistant Camera)
    Company: Windmills and Giants
    Project details: Written and directed by Zachary Kerschberg.
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): BLEACHED (Script Supervisor)
    Company: -
    Project details: Written and directed by Jess Dela Merced.
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): COCKLES AND MUSSELS (Director / Writer / Sound Editor / Editor)
    Company: -
    Project details: Starring Matthew Lewis and Deidre Lynn.
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): TELEFONE (Production Assistant)
    Company: Sleepy Films, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
    Project details: Written and directed by Jeffrey Anderson Bliss.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE PALE HORSE (Director)
    Company: Mammoth Screen, Agatha Christie Productions, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
    Project details: Directed "Part One" and "Part Two".
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BLACK DOG, RED DOG (Director / Writer)
    Company: Black Dog, Red Dog, Elysium Bandini Studios, Hello Please
    Project details: Based on the life of poet Stephen Dobyns.

    Other directors include Adriana Cepeda Espinosa, James Franco, Anastasia Frank, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg, Brian Lannin, Jon Matthews, Charles Rogers and Isabella Wing-Davey.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): ZIONA (Co-director / Editor / Producer)
    Company: MIzoram Pictures
    Project details: Directed alongside Clare Carter.