dancing road productions has optioned Louis Nowra's novel "Prince of Afghanistan". Louis will also be writing the feature film … More ❯
Helen Leake is considered one of Australia's most experienced producers, her latest feature WOLF CREEK 2 had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was No #1 BO for its opening week in Australia. SWERVE (2012) premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival, sold world-wide and played at prestigious film festivals such as the Hamptons Film Festival in New York State. Other feature film credits include the acclaimed BLACK AND WHITE (2002) ‘HEAVEN’S BURNING(1998) Helen’s work has been invited to screen at over thirty prestigious Film Festivals, including Venice, Toronto (twice), London (twice) Sydney (opening film), Melbourne (twice) Karlovy Vary and Pusan.
Helen also contributes to industry organisations. She was CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation(2004-07), Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) (2007 -2013), a Commissioner with the Australian Film Commission (1998-04) and a Board member of Ausfilm.
Gena Ashwell started her career at Pinewood Studios in the UK working on several well known British television shows including My Family, The Weakest Link, Only Fools and Horses and Survivor, to name a few.
She then took on a range of production roles on various television commercials and music videos, working for a variety of companies and talent.
At age 24 she produced her first feature film "Bad Day".
Next she worked with a number of executive producers and producers on a number of feature film projects across development, financing and sales.
One of these "Gridiron UK" she went on to produce.
Gena was selected as part of the South Australian Film Corporation’s “Gender Agenda” program to be mentored by one of the most prolific and experienced producers in the business Cassian Elwes (Mudbound, Lawless, The Butler) based in his LA office.
She has also been selected for the Natalie Miller Brilliant Careers program and is currently under another mentorship program with Angus Clunies Ross (Head of Sales for SONY Pictures Releasing).
Gena and Helen Leake are joint directors in dancing road productions based in South Australia and currently have a strong slate of theatrical feature films in development, with the first to be shot in 2018.