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The Will To Fly


Love Notes


The Lost Thing

Animation / Short

Off Course


Children Collide: Praying for Sunshine

Music Video

Jack Daniels "Tennessee Honey"


'The Letter K'


The Melbourne Food And Wine Festival


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.

Leo has worked in the motion picture industry since he was 17.

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.

He 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.


  • My last short Love Notes, with a new trailer and release cut, is now finally available to rent or buy online.

    September 4, 2016

  • After a successful Australian theatrical launch in March, The Will To Fly is now available for group bookings. This is perfect for schools, sports clubs, corporate events, or even just a group of friends. Be sure to visit The Will To Fly website for more info about the educational outreach and social impact campaign that we have developed in conjunction with the film.

    April 30, 2016

  • We have just launched the new full website for #TheWillToFly check it out: We’re getting closer to the Australian cinema release date, March 10, here we come!

    January 22, 2016

  • We have just release the official poster artwork for The Will To Fly. We are thrilled and honoured to have legend Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci view and comment on the film. Looking forward to showing you all at the release on the 10th of March 2016!

    December 17, 2015


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