Leila is a British director, currently based in Sydney whilst she completes her diploma in Screen and Media at Sydney Film School. After finishing her Physics and Economics degree in the UK, she made her way from London to Sydney without flying and, inspired by what she experienced, wanted to learn how to tell stories in a universal way.
Since moving to Sydney, she has been involved in a number of short films. Notably, Sunrise & Sunset, which was her directorial debut. She chose this script for it’s strong female lead, visual strength and ambitious storyline all of which are qualities she looks for when choosing projects.