Emily Leo is a BAFTA and BIFA-winning producer with a track record for discovering new voices and taking risks on distinctive material. Starting Wigwam Films in 2012, Emily sought out and backed the emerging voices on which the company was built. Babak Anvari’s debut feature Under The Shadow won a BAFTA for Best Debut as well as prizes at festivals around the world, and was the UK’s submission to the Oscars as a Foreign Language film. Emily’s commission of an idea from emerging theatre writers Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones resulted in the TV Series Run, which Emily executive produced for HBO and eOne, and which aired in 2020.
Emily set up Wild Swim Films with Ivana Mackinnon in 2018. The pair currently have two films in post production: Tuesday, Daina O’ Pusic’s debut feature starring Julia Louis Dreyfus, and Nocebo, Lorcan Finnegan’s third film, starring Eva Green, Chai Fonacier and Mark Strong.
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