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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


Tessa & The Typecast: Painter

Music Video


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 34, 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 co-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 2015.


  • Leo’s first short Off Course is one of the nominees for an award at the car shorts program at Interfilm in Berlin. It’s an online competition so please jump on and vote for it!

    October 23, 2014

  • Love Notes has just been accepted into the San Jose Short Film Festival, running this October 9-12. If you’re anywhere near San Francisco, please head down and check out my short.

    September 29, 2014

  • Love Notes just won the audience award at the DC Shorts film festival! #DCShorts14

    September 16, 2014

  • In 2011, Leo was awarded a Fellowship by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia, to travel internationally researching methods for sustainable production and creative culture in the animation industry. Study was conducted in Japan, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and Australia. Please find Leo’s Fellowship paper here.

    June 6, 2014


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