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Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach is a filmmaker, campaigner and mother, who, after making a number of acclaimed short films that played at festivals around the world, as well as projects for Channel 4, Film London and the National Theatre of Scotland, was made a Star of Tomorrow by Screen and as one of ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’ by Filmmaker Magazine. Last year she festival premiered her debut feature The Levelling, produced through Creative England's iFeatures scheme at Toronto International Film Festival and then London Film Festival, where it saw Hope awarded the IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award. The film is now on general release in the UK and available on demand, and has been met with some incredible reviews. She is currently developing several features and is a co-founder of Raising Films - a campaign to make the film industry more parent-friendly.