Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach

United Kingdom

Biography

Hope completed her MFA in filmmaking at Columbia University where she made three short films that played at festivals worldwide. Hope’s award-winning thesis film, THE DAWN CHORUS (2006), was selected for Sundance, Edinburgh, London and many other festivals. Screen International made her a Star of Tomorrow and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’.

Since her return to the UK, she has made further acclaimed short works for Channel 4, Film London, the UK Film Council and the National Theatre of Scotland. Her debut feature THE LEVELLING, produced by Wellington Films as part the iFeatures scheme (funded by BBC Films, the BFI and Creative England) had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. She is also developing several other features and is a co-founder of Raising Films - a campaign to make the film industry more parent-friendly.

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