London based Leonora Lonsdale received her M.F.A. in filmmaking from Tisch. She attended the New York University’s prestigious graduate film program, on the W.T.C. Johnson scholarship.
She is known to create immersive, visually rich worlds full of character, portraying authentic relationships onscreen. She has an already impressive mix of documentary, short and long form films completed and in production.
Lonsdale’s work is consistently powerful, her style honest and poetic, introducing us to faces and worlds that charm us. She is part of a talented and diverse new wave of directors shaping the film world.
Her most recent short film ‘Beast’ starring Billie Piper, Sinead Cusack and Poppy Polivnick is a gothic fairytale. Loosely inspired by novelist Angela Carter, it follows three generations of women dealing with the aftermath of divorce. Funded by the BFI and Creative England’s prestigious Emerging Talent fund, the film is set to release in 2017.