Writer for Film

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 and BBC Interactive. 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.




Producer Andy Stebbing, Paul Sparrow
Director Lindy Heymann
  • Kerrie Hayes
  • Colin Morgan
  • A short film about male depression, starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans, Legend) & Kerrie Hayes (The Mill, Kicks) and shot by Edu Grau (A Single Man, Suffragette). Selected by Encounters international short film festival.

    Alphabet Soup/Sponge Films
    Producer Andy Stebbing
    Feature adaptation of Sara Stockbridge's novel
    Starstruck Films
    In development
    Producer Diane Keggin / Colin McKeown
    Director Noreen Kershaw
  • 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
    Producer Andy Stebbing
    Director Lindy Heyman
  • Nichola Burley
  • Jamie Doyle
  • Thriller about two young teenagers' obsession with a local football star
    New Wave Films
    BBC Films