Leo is a visual artist who works with conceptualisation and direction of live action film and animation. His most recent works are directing his short film ‘A Good Hiding’ and music videos for the bands Tessa and the Typecast, and Children Collide.
Leo began his career as a freelance camera assistant and film loader in the motion picture industry. He became strongly drawn to visual effects and subsequently worked for several years on international feature films as an animator and visual effects artist, eventually specialising in animation. The practical knowledge of cameras, lenses, lighting, and movement has been invaluable to his animation and film work.
In 2010 Leo completed animating and editing the film ‘The Lost Thing’ which won many international awards, including the 2010 Annecy Crystal and the 2011 Academy Award for best animated short film.
In 2011 Leo was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research sustainable animation industries around the world, with the intent to reinvigorate the Australian animation industry.
Leo is based in Melbourne, Australia, working on both local and international productions. His other interests include creating his own artwork and sculpture, building furniture, photography, and surfing.
This site is a mixture of Leo’s professional work and other interests and creative experiments. Hopefully you can narrow down what interests you through the categories or tags on the site.