Leigh Campbell

Writer for film
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Biography

Leigh Campbell is a screenwriter whose debut feature Kicks won her nominations for the Best Newcomer Award at the London Film Festival and for the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. She was also selected as one of Skillset's Trailblazers in their annual pick of top new writing talent in the UK. 

Directed by Lindy Heymann and starring Kerrie Hayes and Nicola Burleigh, Kicks tells the story of two teenage girls who become dangerously obsessed with a young footballer.

Leigh is currently developing an adaptation of the novel Hammer by Sara Stockbridge, with Lindy Heymann attached to direct and Andy Stebbing to produce, the project is being funded by North West Vision.

Leigh has also written Scraps, an online drama series commissioned by CBBC.

 

SCRAPS is an online drama series which is being developed with both CBBC and BBC Interactive.

 

The basic idea is that the five episodes are to be told in real time over the space of five weeks. Three times a day the user receives a 'scrap' which they are able to put in their digital scrapbook. Each scrap unlocks a 'snackable' chunk of the story - which is mostly film.  

 

CV

Film

Writer

Producer Andy Stebbing
 
Feature adaptation of Sara Stockbridge's novel
Starstruck Films
In development
 
Producer Diane Keggin / Colin McKeown
Director Noreen Kershaw
Starring
  • Ian Hart
  • Berwick Kaler
  •  
    Original short film about a doctor beginning to question whether a patient he sees frequently who is obsessed with doors, wants to be cured
    UK Film Council / LA Productions
     
     
    North West Vision and Media
     
     
    Stella Films
     
    Producer Andy Stebbing
    Director Lindy Heyman
    Starring
  • Nichola Burley
  • Jamie Doyle
  •  
    Thriller about two young teenagers' obsession with a local football star
    New Wave Films
    BBC Films
     

    Radio

    Writer