Hope Dickson Leach
Hope completed her MFA in filmmaking at Columbia University in New York, where she made three short films that played at festivals worldwide including Sundance, Edinburgh, Austin, London and many more.
While in New York she was assistant to Todd Solondz on his film PALINDROMES. Hope’s thesis film, THE DAWN CHORUS, won awards and the attention of Screen International where she was made a Star of Tomorrow upon her return to London in 2007. She was also named one of the ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’ by Moviemaker Magazine. In 2008, as well as a Coming Up film, PARLIAMO GLASGOW, nominated for a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award, she directed a series of 3 Minute Wonders for Channel 4, and MORNING ECHO, a Pulse Plus short film starring Kerry Fox – which has played at festivals all over the world, winning an award at the London Short Film Festival.
Following the birth of her first son she filmed a piece of 5 Minute Theatre as part of the National Theatre of Scotland's 5th birthday. She has recently shot her debut feature THE LEVELLING, commissioned by the BFI, BBC and Creative England under the iFeatures scheme.
Hope is represented by Elinor Burns at Casarotto, Ramsay & Associates