Named as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2017, BAFTA-nominated Leanne Welham started out in the industry as a professional editor.

In 2017, 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 and James Schamus' US production company Symbolic Exchange for The Warning, a thriller set during the height of the Blitz.

Leanne's debut documentary feature Keep On Running, about Sierra Leone's marathon champions, is six years in the making and will premiere in 2020.

Leanne is currently directing series 2 of His Dark Materials for BBC1 and HBO.

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