Projects.

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  • Animation
  • Music Video

Psychological Landscapes

Short

The Will To Fly

Feature

The Lost Thing

Animation / Short

Children Collide: Praying for Sunshine

Music Video

Jack Daniels "Tennessee Honey"

Animation

Love Notes

Short

Off Course

Short

'The Letter K'

Animation

The Melbourne Food And Wine Festival

Animation

Tessa & The Typecast: Painter

Music Video

Winston Churchill Fellowship

Animation

About.

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.

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.

News.

  • At last! We can announce The Will To Fly DVD on pre-order now, for release on December 1st. Get it delivered to your door!

    August 26, 2017

  • Sally Pearson wins gold in the 100m hurdles at the Athletics World Championships in London and attributes the key motivation for her comeback was watching The Will To Fly. Read here.

    August 14, 2017

  • 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

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