Leon Ford

Writer/Director

Leon Ford wrote and directed his first feature, Griff the Invisible, starring Ryan Kwanten in 2010. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was recognised with several award nominations, including a Narcisse Award nomination at the Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival, and an AACTA Award win for ‘Best Screenplay’.

Leon’s first short film, The Mechanicals, was selected for Competition at Venice Film Festival 2005, London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival and has won more than 8 awards worldwide. His half hour film, Katoomba, won the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival 2007, Best Film and Best Director at St. Kilda Film Festival 2008 and has so far screened in competition at Clermont-Ferrand, Melbourne and Flickerfest Film Festivals. Leon also directed the short film Young Labour (2016), a satire surrounding the world of politics through the youth of Australia.

Leon is also an accomplished writer for television. He has written episodes across five series of Offspring for Southern Star, House Husbands for Playmaker and the Nine Network, Life Support for SBS, and for series three and four of the AACTA Award winning Rush for Southern Star and the Ten Network. In 2009 Leon published his first novel, What Doesn’t Kill You, was published by Pan Macmillan.

For enquiries regarding Leon Ford please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199