BIOGRAPHY

LEO McCREA

Leo is McCrea is a Director with 3 x  BAFTA Nominations & RTS, Broadcast, Bulldog awards. He has worked for the major Networks and high profile advertising clients such as Nescafe, Suzuki, Sony, Kit Kat and Barclays.  

Regularly employed to set the style & tone of new series' he directed the first series of Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing BBC2, the first series two series of Travel Man Ch4 (over 5 series commissioned) and the first series of Three in a Bed (400 plus episodes).

Leo has been trusted to handle top talent such as Richard Ayoade, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonathan Ross, Stephen Merchant, Rob Beckett, Kathy Burke, and Jonny Vegas to name a few.

Over the last 17 years he has the privilege to direct Made in Chelsea, Gadget Man, Scrapheap challenge, TOWIE, Shipwrecked (Ch4) and The Fear (BBC3) to name a few. And is used to directing large complex set ups for TV and Commercials.

 

Leo loves the language of film making; how to choose the right shots to enhance the drama and what the composition says about the story. He is always exploring new ways to approach film making by employing the latest camera technology and rigs. He also has a strong sense of story.


His first series of hidden camera ‘Big Start’ films for Nescafe were so successful (over 17 million views) that Nestle commissioned him to direct two 30 second TV Commercials that were widely seen in the new year of 2016. 

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