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The Will To Fly


Love Notes


The Lost Thing

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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 has actively 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.

Now at 35, Leo works as a writer / director.

In recent years he has focused on developing original material for short form projects. Leo has shot two live action short films ‘Off Course’ and ‘Love Notes’, both of which are currently circulating film festivals. 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 visual effects artist, eventually specialising in animation.

He worked on major Hollywood titles including Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix, 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 now developing some longer form projects. He is currently directing a feature documentary called 

‘The Will To Fly’ about the tumultuous career of Olympic champion aerial skier Lydia Lassila. This is due for release in March, 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

  • The official trailer for The Will To Fly feature documentary is out! The film will be released in cinemas throughout Australia on the 10th of March 2016, and throughout North America and Europe in late 2016.

    August 1, 2015

  • Leo’s first live action drama Off Course has just been released on Indieflix for all to see.

    May 7, 2015


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