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Award-winning director LEAH PATTERSON grew up in Campbelltown, a working-class suburb of Sydney, Australia. She was the first in her family to attend university, attain a passport, and travel.
In 2021, she was 1 of 8 global filmmakers selected for the Australian Screen Forum’s Women in Screen Workshop. She is a Ryan Murphy Half Initiative Fellow, shadowing Producing-Director David Grossman on Fox’s hit show 911 Lone Star. She was named a Top 10 Women In Film To Watch by Diversity In Cannes.
Leah works as a Dubbing Director, adapting foreign shows for an English speaking audience. Work currently on Netflix includes Physical 100, In The Name Of God: A Holy Betrayal, Zombieverse.
Her film Bridget and Iain was based on the play of the same name by Norelle Scott. Damian Sommerlad won Best Actor at Diversity in Cannes. She previously directed the play, winning Best Director of the 60+ play festival and Best Play, the People’s Choice Award presented by the City of Los Angeles.
She directed the North American debut of Oracles & Miracles a play written by Norelle Scott based on the best-selling novel by Stevan Eldred-Grigg, winning an Encore Producers Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Leah was the Literary Manager for LA-based Australian Theatre Company, curating and producing its popular annual Summer Reading Series.