Leon Ford is an Actor, Director and one of the most sought after Writers in the Australian Television Industry.
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 award nominations including an AACTA Award win for ‘Best Screenplay’. It also screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.
Leon has written and directed a number of short films. His first short, The Mechanicals (prod. Nicole O'Donohue), 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 screened in competition at Clermont-Ferrand, Melbourne and Flickerfest Film Festivals.
Leon is also an accomplished writer for television. He has written episodes across a number of series, including four seasons of Offspring (2012-2017) for Southern Star for which he was nominated for an AWGIE Award in 2015, House Husbands (2012) for Playmaker and the Nine Network, Life Support (2003) for SBS, and for series three and four of the AACTA Award winning Rush (2010) for Southern Star and the Ten Network.
He was commissioned to write the feature screenplay The Portable Doorfor the Henson Company. In 2009 Leon published his first novel, What Doesn’t Kill You, which was published by Pan Macmillan.
Leon's most recent credits include the first series of Squinters (2018) for Jungle Entertainment, the third season of Wanted (2018) for Matchbox Pictures and the upcoming series Upright (2018) for Lingo Pictures. He is currently developing original series concepts independently and with the production company, Jungle.
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