Leela's most recent work has been with Flying Fish, working as line producer on the escalator feature film currently shooting on Waiheke, Orphans & Kingdoms, which is director by Paolo Rotondo and produced by Fraser Brown.
Leela was trained as a lawyer, with her experience covering a number of business sectors including the entertainment industry. After 5 years as a partner in a niche commercial law firm, Leela decided to focus on her passion for moving image and is now using her skills and experience to work as a freelance producer in commercials and film.
In addition to her work as a TVC producer at Flying Fish, primarily with TVC directors Luke Savage, Sam Kelly and Joe Lonie, Leela has produced three short films, the independently funded Salt & Vinegar, and NZFC Premiere Shorts Monifa and Ride, and has several feature film projects in various stages of development. Currently she is working on Paolo Rotondo's debut feature, Orphans & Kingdoms, in production on Waiheke Island, with ex WIFT intern Jessica Elsmore.
The Orphans & Kingdoms team are crowd funding to gain the crucial final amount for post production of the film, and any WIFT members who would like to help Leela and her crew should head over to www.helptheorphans.org to read more!