Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach completed her MFA in filmmaking at Columbia University, where she made three short films that played at festivals worldwide. Screen International made her a Star of Tomorrow and Filmmaker magazine named her one of the ā€œ25 New Faces of Independent Film.ā€ Her debut feature, The Levelling, which premiered at TIFF and won Dickson Leach the inaugural IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award at the London Film Festival, is currently playing in Chicago goes on release in Los Angeles on March 31. Hope is currently developing several features and is a co-founder of Raising Films, a campaign to make the film industry more parent-friendly. She lives in Scotland with her husband and two sons.

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Talks

Kelly Reichardt and Humanism as a Political Statement

By Hope Dickson Leach | March 29, 2017

Kelly Reichardt and Humanism as a Political Statement

The Levelling writer-director Hope Dickson Leach on Certain Women and the compassionate approach of her former professor.

Motherhood Made Me Invisible. Making My First Film Made Me See Myself Again.

By Hope Dickson Leach | October 17, 2016

Motherhood Made Me Invisible. Making My First Film Made Me See Myself Again.

Hope Dickson Leach on her struggles to combine parenthood and a filmmaking career, and how her debut feature, The Levelling, has changed her.