Up until 2009 Leanne had never considered films as a career option but all that changed in 2009 when she was on set for 'Knowing' a feature film staring Nicolas Cage. In 2010 she once again delved into the film area on the program 'Wifred' These two experiences sparked the journey she is now on.
She joined 'Metro' TV a member group of Channel 31 and began learning all the aspects of film and TV production on the job. During this time she began developing ideas of what she wanted to produce in film and TV and from this the program 'TRW' was formed. Leanne has been working on this project for several years, perfecting her techniques so that the program is 'commercial TV quality.' Her earlier attempts while the content was good lacked some of the technical experience needed in sound and lighting. To this end she has been working at learning and upgrading her skills and equipment to rectify these problems.
Dissatisfied with just waiting for her agent to ring with opportunities, she began actively searching for opportunities to learn and be involved in other people's projects. During her times on set for other people she has learned her way around sets and has gained valuable knowledge of how the actors and crews interact with each other and learned valuable skills for both crew and on screen work.
In 2012 Leanne traveled to Los Angeles to attend the 'Taxi' music conference and met Lani Ford a singer/songwriter from New York and the music video 'Lies I want to hear' became a reality. Leanne began her own production company Passion Media Productions because she found most projects required women who were young or slim and she wanted to create some memorable and life changing films where normal is actually represented in the films.
In 2013 Leanne began thinking about script writing and has written two short film scripts. One she filmed as a short that is in post the other has been extended into a feature film and is currently in pre production (2015).
Unique traits: Passionate, methodical, unique
The Faceless man
Film (Horror) Actress Emily is a recovering cancer survivor of three years. Faced with her fear of getting sick again, her best friend Nina plans a weekend away. Six friends venture out to a country holiday house to party over a weekend. Cut off from the rest of the world they soon learn the inhabitants are unsettling red neck individuals who terrorize and humiliate travelers. At the same time a para-normal monster seen as the faceless man haunts the house pushing the friends to their limits.
Television (Sci-Fi) Producer Iron City; once called Melbourne - but that was before the war. Since the Axis Powers won WW2 Australia has fallen under Nazi rule. It is now 1978. The Nazi Party has annexed their former allies and Melbourne is a city ruled by despots in which Australians, Italians and the Japanese alike are oppressed. But a revolt is brewing. Mysterious, eccentric characters lurk around every corner. The Twin Valkyries; a pair of female assassins wreaking havoc on the Nazi Generals and guards. The Tinkerer; a man with no past, who has a finger in every pie he can get at, pulling strings behind the scenes - but whose side is he on? The Architect; the woman manufacturing the capacity for the Italians and Japanese to regain their status. The Last Russian; a tech giant who lives as a phantom, being the only man with the secrets to the most powerful weapon in the city. All of these characters, along with the Rebellion forming in the slums make up the complex workings of a city transformed by one war and ... Written by Stewart Marshall
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In Pit Lane
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The James Gibson Story
Film (Drama) Producer James Gibson is an ex-con who has spent his life in and out of prison. One day, his life turns around when he settles down, meets the love of his life and has a child with her, but an unforeseeable tragedy strikes and his life is never the same. Written by Scott Day
Fags in the Fast Lane
Film (Fantasy) Actress Kitten calls her son Beau when her GILF bordello is robbed by a grotesque burlesque gang. A full- throttle, rock n rollin' feast of camp destruction and dangerous dance numbers ensues.
Film (Thriller) Actress A drug and alcohol fuelled psychotic rampage by a married couple living in the suburbs trying to raise a daughter. Obsessive love drives their erotic fantasies that manifest in brutal realities as they hunt their victims.
Love in Motion
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Casting director Have you lost someone that you loved? How do you go on? When did you first realised you were moving from grief back into the land of the living? The short film Love in Motion begins with a man lost in his own grief.................
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Franco is a mobster who is faced with a hard decision. How does he salvage his mothers 80th birthday party?
Back to Goode
Television (Drama) Actress Two lesbian couples move back to the country after drama in the city. But they are in for a surprise when trouble tracks them down. A Mainly Mondays Productions web series. Produced by a female-led team.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A complex drama set in the world of a professional theatre company, "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow" follows Lizzie (Matilda Ridgway), a working theatre actor playing Lady Macduff in a bold and visceral production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". When the play's internationally successful director, Helmut (Mark Leonard Winter), pushes the cast beyond their limits, Lizzie is thrown into a dark and unacceptable world of onstage violence and brutality, causing her to question a life of commitment and sacrifice to her calling. A compelling, unsettling and triumphant examination of what it means to be a woman in a world that celebrates male genius.
Television (Drama) Actress Developed from an original concept by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, the team behind Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series and The Gods of Wheat Street, Newton's Law centres around Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar.
Film (Drama) Producer Over the course of a weekend, three couples experience the complications of long distance relationships and modern love.
Winners & Losers
Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress The lives of four best friends bound together by their shared experience of being "the losers" in high school. Now ten years later the women are about to become winners, but at what cost?
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Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.
Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young woman arrives from France to her uncle's house in Australia to detox. Her uncle is in New York, but a young man lives in his house. At first he is reluctant to have her stay with him, but eventually he had no choice because her uncle has told him to let her stay there.
Film (Drama) Actress Four years after a pandemic, a young man (Lamb), launches a courageous bid to rescue a former lover (Howard) from the perils of the Red Zone. Shifting back and forth in time between them falling in and out of love, and the present day situation, Animals explores the ways our ethics and morals quickly fall to the wayside in times of chaos and war. Written by Animal Lover
The Dream Children
Film (Drama) Actress Troubled TV personality Steven Evans struggles to find meaning in his life in the face of the superficial world he has created. Smothered by celebrity and materialism, Steven's only respite is through solitary visits to the ocean and shallow sexual encounters with the acquaintances that orbit his life. When his long-term partner hurls him headfirst into fatherhood, Steven's initial reluctance is gradually replaced with love, as he discovers, in his new family, a bond stronger than any he has experienced before. But the return of an unexpected visitor triggers off a series of events that thrusts Steven and his family into a cycle of loneliness, self-destruction and grief. Written by Marc Opitz
Red Sky: Candidate 5238
Film (Action, Sci-Fi and War) Actress America 2016. The world is about to plunge into the darkness of evil. The skies have turned red. The Apocalypse is now! Mass terrorism has set america under fire and raged with war. Biological warfare has begun. Government Conspiracy, Manchurian Candidates, Secret Societies, Revolution. This world is not so different to ours today.
Film (Short and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When mentally disturbed Nathan decided to break into Kate's home he had no idea that he could allow himself to be trapped so easily. The tables quickly turn and he soon finds out that he has met his match. A story of memories, fear, revenge and mind games. Written by Julie Dickson
The Dead Guy in the Trunk
Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Actress April fears that her relationship with long time partner Marvin has come to an end after Marvin failed to come home for their anniversary dinner. When Marvin returns home in the early hours of the morning covered in blood, April questions if Marvin is in fact who she thought he was or... a cold blooded murder. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Actress Viktor Kahdem is a man who has almost given up on life, sentenced to a low-security prison farm, a completely non-threatening environment where it is still felt that some individuals can be reformed. At Won Wron, Case Worker Matt Perry has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome proud eagles, falcons and owls. Against all odds, Matt takes on Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge tailed eagle with a 2 metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible. Written by Craig Monahan
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Producer A devastating secret is revealed when two childhood friends are reunited after being estranged for over ten years.
Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Casting director After his brotherhood betrayal, the leader biker challenges his best friend to a battle located at their regular biker camp-site meeting place where three couples are picnicking. Upon arrival everyone seems happy, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the glasses are full. A little girl of the group kicks her ball into the bushes. The biker picks up the ball and brings it back to the picnic table. Feeling uneasy by the presence of this uninvited stranger, they politely thank him and are hesitant to engage in any conversation. The biker starts by politely asking questions and gradually digs down to a more personal level. Tension mounts as more is revealed by each person through vulnerability and painful humiliation. Written by Anonymous
Drugs Not Thugs
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Drama) Production manager A drug dealer tells the story of his journey from courier to drug dealer living in the fast lane but that has put him on a collision course with murder
The Suburbs Go on Forever
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A film exploring the facade of the suburban family and naivety towards sexual absolution through protagonist Felicity's affair with her professor.
We've All Been There
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A flat tyre connects a stranded traveler, a struggling waitress and a man in need of some luck in a way they could not imagine.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Producer An emotionally scarred shut-in experiences human touch for the first time in years and falls in love when an exuberant wild child accidentally lands at his door.
Lies I Wanna Hear
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Forget the Noise
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress Edward, a hearing impaired teenager, takes on a cleaning job where he encounters Florence, a young woman, whose fractured relationship with her father mirrors his own. Their bond leads to the unravelling of Edward's tragic past and a chance for hope. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy) Actress While governments and corporations pillage the populace and profit from war and terror, the masses are fed with an onslaught of reality television that is dumbing down, and numbing us to the truth around us. This movie is about these two concepts colliding in a film that speaks directly into our media-saturated 21st century world. Parodying popular reality TV formats, it questions the world we live in. Written by The Picture Tank
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Sooner or later, every secret you bury will claw its way to the surface.
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Jesus of Sunshine
Alex, the Eco-Warrior
Film (Short and Drama) Sound department A smart eco-aware, but socially struggling, guy blogs about the coming troubles of immediate oil shortages. Feeling pushed into committing an 'extremist activity' he finds comfort in Priya.
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Nathan loves Lucia, who is having an affair with Lorenzo, who is seeing Tom, who has a relationship with Walter, who's separated from Marilyn, who wants to save her relationship. Hearts will break. One will die. It's all on tape. Are you willing to share your innermost secrets? Written by Laurent Boulanger, Writer-Director
Television (Drama) Actress Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.
Film (Drama) Actress Born into a legendary racing family, jockeys Damien Oliver and his brother, Jason, followed in their father's footsteps. Ray Oliver died tragically in a racing accident when the boys were young. But racing was in their blood, and Damien in particular inherited his father's gifts. His eye was on the greatest championship of them all, the prestigious Melbourne Cup. After years of training, he was ready. Damien would ride the powerful but temperamental Media Puzzle, under the watch of the great Irish trainer Dermot Weld. Some were not so sure about Media Puzzle's chances, but Weld was confident that the great jockey and spirited horse would make an unbeatable combination. As racing day approached, horses, jockeys, trainers, owners, fans and the media from around the globe descended on Melbourne. Weld's fiercest rival, Sheikh Mohammed, the Crown prince of Dubai, sent his best horses, anxious for a Melbourne Cup win. The news channels were filled with talk and speculation about Damien and ... Written by Anonymous
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Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress A depressed man is the only one who can see his neighbor's dog as a full grown man in a dog suit.
Film (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda's "drawing" and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. He investigates, learns of Lucinda, and looks for her family. He fears for his son, who's started to hear voices and who is visited by a silent stranger who shows him a vision of fire and destruction. What's going on? Written by <email@example.com>
Crime and Punishment
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TRW: Todays Real Woman
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Film (Drama) Actress Eugene, a lonely photographer, becomes fixated on a young street prostitute, Josephine, in his rundown neighborhood. She becomes his muse and his photographs could be a way out for both of them - yet is Eugene saving Josephine or is he using her?
Film (Drama) Actress A man's love for his son drives him each day to find him but where is his son now??
Icarus: Twist of Fates
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