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Psychological Landscapes


The Will To Fly


The Lost Thing

Animation / Short

Children Collide: Praying for Sunshine

Music Video

Jack Daniels "Tennessee Honey"


Love Notes


Off Course


'The Letter K'


The Melbourne Food And Wine Festival


Tessa & The Typecast: Painter

Music Video

Winston Churchill Fellowship



Leo Baker is a writer and director of films and ideas. His most recent work is with the project ‘The Will To Fly’ -Australia’s first feature length sport documentary- about the life and tumultuous sport career of Olympic champion aerial skier Lydia Lassila, which is in national theatrical release across Australia.

In 2010 Leo completed animating the film ‘The Lost Thing’ which won many international awards, including the 2011 Academy Award™ for Best Animated Short Film, the 2010 Annecy Crystal, and the 2010 Grand Prix for Best Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

In recent years he has focused on developing original material for short form projects. Leo has shot two short films ‘Off Course’ and ‘Love Notes’, both which received accolades on the film festival circuit. His music video ‘Praying for Sunshine’ for Children Collide was featured at Spectacle: The Music Video exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) as well as the International Music Video Festival in Paris.

Having grown up on film sets, Leo began his career as a freelance camera assistant and film loader. At 23, he became strongly drawn to modern visual effects and subsequently worked for several years on international feature films as a vfx artist, leading to a specialising in animation.

Leo worked on major Hollywood titles including Harry Potter, Where The Wild Things Are and Charlotte’s Web. During this time he also lead a team of pre-visualisation artists on Superman Returns, and provided VFX supervision on other smaller productions.

In 2011 Leo was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research sustainable animation industries around the world, with the intent to reinvigorate the Australian animation industry. This Fellowship further expanded Leo’s professional international relations.

Leo is based in Melbourne, Australia and is developing some new longer form projects in a variety of mediums.


  • The short film I made showcasing the artwork of Australian painter William Mackinnon is showing at the St Kilda Film Festival this weekend, 2:30pm Saturday 27th May @ the St Kilda Town Hall.

    May 25, 2017

  • The Will To Fly has won Best Mountain Culture Film and tied with the film “Sled Dogs” for Best World Documentary at The Whistler Film Festival in Canada!

    December 8, 2016

  • We’re excited to announce that #TheWillToFly 📽 is part of the official selection to premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival, one of Canada’s best film festivals! ❄️ The Will To Fly will premiere on the 3rd & 4th of December in the documentary category. 💃 #wff16

    November 13, 2016

  • Just released is a video I created showcasing the artwork of my good friend William Mackinnon. I have followed Will’s career since his first shows 20 years ago, and had a great admiration for his work. Both growing up with a love of the coast and surfing, we share a similar history, creative philosophy and affinity with our surroundings.

    November 13, 2016


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