Leonora Lonsdale

www.leonoralonsdale.com | www.independenttalent.com/directors/leonora-lonsdale IMDB

Film & TV Agent: Roxana Adle & Alex Rusher at Independent Talent 

Commercials Rep: Margo Mars at Lief London


UNTITLED ADAPTATION OF BEAST - (in development) - Feature Film

A gothic fairytale following three generations of women and the impact a mother's false tales has on her 7 year old daughter's imagination. 


EX SANGUIS - (in development) - Ardimages - Feature Film

In a world where Sanguism (vampirism) is treated like a disease, a grieving 21yr-old signs up to donate blood to a sufferer and finds her life gradually spinning out of control as a result. Elevated Horror. 

· Originally developed through iFeatures. Written by BAFTA-nom'd Islay Bell-Webb and produced by Manon Ardisson (God's Own Country) and Chiara Ventura. 

· Selected for Film London's PFM 2018 and the Inside Out Film Finance Forum in Toronto 2018. 


BEAST (2017)- BFI/Creative England - Short Film

A Gothic Fairytale. When 7 year old Alice is told her father has transformed into a Beast, she begins to question who she really is. 

·  Funded by Creative England's Emerging Talent Scheme, starring Billie Piper. 

·  Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Woodstock Film Festival 2018, Best Narrative Short. 

·  Winner of Best Narrative Short at Voice of a Woman Film Festival, Cannes Lions. 

·  Nominated Best Director at Underwire Film Festival

·  Official Selection at Oscar & Bafta-qualifying festivals including Hollyshorts, Aesthetica, London Short Film Festival, Ashland Independent, Bermuda, Show Me Shorts & more. 


BLACK DOG, RED DOG (2017) | Rabbit Bandini Productions | Feature Film

Co-directed by 12 directors; starring James Franco, Whoopi Goldberg, Chloe Sevigny and Logan Marshall-Green. The film is based on the life and work of poet Stephen Dobyns.

·   World Premier at Guanajuato Film Festival.


ZIONA (2017) - Mizoram Pictures - Documentary 

A film about a cult in the Indian Himalayas. Ziona Chana has 39 wives, 94 children and 2,300 followers. 

· Premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival


LYRA (2014) - Short Film

A psychological drama starring Erin Darke.

·   Recipient of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association grant.



Drama. An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic short story; starring Sian Phillips & John Standing.

·  Nominated for a Student Academy Award and the Liberty Global Student Filmmaker Award.

·  Official Selection at Palm Springs, Aspen Shortsfest, Mumbai International Film Festival, Sarasota, Starz Denver & others.