Ryan Wichert, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alex Macqueen, Nyasha Hatendi and Jason Watkins in To Leech
Ryan Wichert, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alex Macqueen, Nyasha Hatendi and Jason Watkins in To Leech

To Leech


A duel hasn’t been fought in this country for over one hundred years. Until now.  

Writer/Director: Stephen Leslie
Producer: Seb Loden
Cast: Jason Watkins, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alex Macqueen, Raquel Cassidy, Nyasha Hatendi, Ryan Wichert

Genre: Comedy
Running Time:19 min
Status: Completed

To Leech has been well-received in festivals around the world, including the London Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival in the US. For the full list of festival screenings, please see below.


Stephen Leslie, Seb Loden

Stephen Leslie – Writer/Director

Stephen has worked as a script reader, tea-maker, cameraman, producer and director. He made an award-wining short about bestiality, I Was Catherine The Great’s Stable Boy which helped secure a place on the BBC’s T.A.P. scheme. He then spent four years directing documentaries including a QED on Spontaneous Human Combustion. Since then Stephen has focused on scriptwriting, earning commissions from the BBC, Film4, Working Title, Revolution and Qwerty. Stephen was named a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ in 2007. One script, Flutter, has been made in to a feature.

Seb Loden – Producer

Seb started his career at Artists Independent Network run by Luc Roeg and Charles Finch. He then moved to Mission Pictures to become Graham Broadbent’s assistant. At Mission Pictures, Seb worked on Danny Boyle’s Millions and Piccadilly Jim, written by Julian Fellowes. At Blueprint Pictures, Graham and Pete Czernin’s new outfit, Seb was production executive on their emerging slate. He worked in both development and production on Wind Chill starring Emily Blunt, Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway, and Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges. He is now producing independently.

Festivals and Awards:
London Film Festival, UK 2013
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013
Flickerfest, Sydney 2014
London Short Film Festival 2014
British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2014
This Is England Film Festival, Rouen, France 2014


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