Andrew Leckonby

Andrew Leckonby

Hydra-X Films

Director, editor and screenwriter in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

About Andrew

Andrew has a Media Practices with Scriptwriting Degree from the University of Bedfordshire. Since 2001 Andrew has worked as a freelance editor on various UK projects including short films, music videos, corporate videos, documentaries and music concerts. He has written and directed many shorts including "Lock & Key" (2004), funded by UK Film Council and Northern Film and Media.

He then went on to form Lost Weekend Films with a small group of like-minded passionate filmmakers in 2005 until 2009. They made shorts as a communal collective, which they broke up amicably in 2009, then Andrew went on to form Hydra-X Films with John Raine. Writing and directing projects with John they first collaborated on award-winning short "Repercussions" (2009). He has worked with award-winning horror author Stephen Laws, on the supernatural short "The Secret" (2012), as well as working on music videos with Hip-Hop artist Shaz.

Andrew has just finished co-directing with writing partner John Raine, the first film in The Bad Samaritan series entitled "The Bad Samaritan Must Die!" (can view it on "Bad Samaritan" page).

He is now developing with John its prequel, "God Save The Bad Samaritan!", as well as writing-directing his own horror film, "Blood On The Lens" this Autumn.

Name: Andrew Leckonby

Lives in: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Company: Hydra-X Films

Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter


  • The Bad Samaritan Must Die! (Feature)

    The Bad Samaritan Must Die! (Feature) (2013)
    Film by Hydra-X Films Writer/ Editor/ Director

  • Stephen Laws' (Short)

    Stephen Laws' (Short) (2012)
    Film (short) by Hydra-X Films Editor/ Director

  • Fractured Boy (Short)

    Fractured Boy (Short) (2011)
    Film (short) by Hydra-X Films Co-Writer/ Director

  • Repercussions (Short)

    Repercussions (Short) (2009)
    Film (short) by Hydra-X Films Co-Writer/ Co-Director

  • Air (Short)

    Air (Short) (2006)
    Film (short) by Lost Weekend Films Writer/ Editor / Director

  • Lock & Key (Short)

    Lock & Key (Short) (2004)
    by Groovy Films/ Northern Film & Media/ UK Film Council Writer/ Director


  • Stephen Laws' The Secret - Winner of Best Overall Short at Macabre Faire Festival, Long Island, New York, USA

  • Stephen Laws' The Secret - Winner of Best Short by Audience at Macabre Faire Festival, Long Island, New York, USA

  • Repercussions - Winner of the Gold Remi Award at 43rd Annual Wordlfest, Houston, USA

  • Repercussions - Winner of Award of Merit at Indie Distribution Fest, La Jolia, California, USA


  • University of Bedfordshire

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