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The Tigers Of Scotland

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About Me

I am a camera operator and shooting producer/director specialising in documentaries - particularly outdoor, adventure travel, and natural history documentaries. I am especially interested in creating works about little known species and topics which deserve more attention than they currently receive.

I made my feature-length directorial debut in 2017 with The Tigers Of Scotland, a self financed film about the elusive and critically endangered Scottish Wildcat. Prior to this, I spent several years working as a commercial and events photographer, making short documentaries in my spare time. During my time as a professional photographer, I had several pieces of work exhibited across the world, including Times Square, New York and the Louvre, Paris.

Today, I freelance as a camera operator and shooting PD for a variety of productions. In addition to freelancing I also run Wild Films, a small production company specialising in producing documentaries and branded content for the outdoor industries.

I am based in Manchester, UK, however I regularly work all over the country - and indeed the world! With a valid passport, clean driving license and my own vehicle, I am prepared to work wherever the story may be.

My Skills

Broadcast and Cinema Camera

Skilled and experienced in using the latest large format camera technology from manufacturers including Arri, RED, Sony and Canon, I have also received full training from Sony in the operation of their cinema camera range and 4K workflow - plus I'm a Sony FS7 owner/operator

Outdoor Filming

Through working in documentary, adventure and natural history productions, I have experience of producing content in extreme conditions - including wildcamping in remote snowy Scotland for weeks and shooting in +30ºC heat and high humidity in tropical Africa

Low Light

By working in extreme low light and with thermal camera technology, I am able to capture unique perspectives of scenes and subjects which would otherwise be difficult to film

Strong Storyteller

I have a thorough understanding of pitching and developing projects - plus a friendly and open attitude which aids in identifying narratives during production. This ensures that I am able to develop stories through sequences and productions

Credits

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2018 // Hip Hip, I'm Gay!
Theatre Production // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Junior School Collaboration Conference
Live Stream // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Diane Modahl Sports Foundation: City of Champions 2018 Awards
Live to Screen // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Roberto Firmino Interview
Promotional Content // Director of Photography // Bleacher Report

2018 // EON Reality
Promotional Content // Camera Operator // Wild Films Ltd

2018 // Virgin Media Voice Conference
Live to Screen // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Cheshire Polo Club
Sports Film // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2018 // Greenbelt Festival
Live Stream // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // SYC 2018
Promotional Content // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // MediaCityUK Unplugged
Music Videos // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Sierra Leone Marathon
Adventure Travel Film // Shooting PD // She Went Wild

2018 // MediaCityUK Unplugged
Music Videos // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2018 // Erike Sparks - Infrared Beam
Music Videos // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2018 // Jesse Lingard Interview
Promotional Content // Camera Operator // Bleacher Report

2018 // Fjällräven Manchester
Promotional Content // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2017 // Delamere Logs
Promotional Content // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2016 - 2017 // The Tigers Of Scotland
Documentary Feature // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2017 // Swissport Bowling Challenge
Corporate Promo // Camera Operator // The Mob Filming Co

2017 // MediaCityUK Unplugged
Music Videos // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2017 // Sky Bet/The Social Chain
Corporate Promo // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2017 // MediaCityUK Unplugged
Music Videos // Camera Operator // Captive North Ltd

2017 // Aigas Field Centre
Conservation Film // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2015 // An Adventure With Bertie
Travel Film // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2015 // The Italian Job Lamborghini
Promotional Content // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2015 // Tuning A Lamborghini Miura
Promotional Content // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2015 // Cheshire Polo Club
Sports Film // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2015 // The Clowns Of The Sea
Documentary Short // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2014 // Endangered Britain: The Red Squirrel
Documentary Short // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

2014 // Cheshire Polo Club
Sports Film // Shooting PD // Wild Films Ltd

Testimonials

Carol Flint – Head of Marketing, Street Child UK

“Leanne has done an excellent job in translating the brief we gave her into a film we are all proud of. It has truly captured the spirit of the marathon itself, the overall trip and the spirit of the people participating, while also making the team at Street Child excited to return to Sierra Leone for next year’s marathon.”

Carol Flint – Head of Marketing, Street Child UK
Jane McConnell – Marketing Executive, EON Reality

“Leanne excels in natural history, outdoor filmmaking, production and direction; and I am confident that her work and her growing reputation in this industry will ensure she becomes a leading light in the years to come.”

Jane McConnell – Marketing Executive, EON Reality