the team

 Director Jesse Leaman

Jesse Leaman

 Producer  Luke saliba

Luke saliba

 Writer Taylor Adams

Taylor Adams

 Cinematographer  Michael Wylam

Michael Wylam

 Sound Designer  John Kassab

Sound Designer
John Kassab

Behind Lorne

Jesse Leaman

Jesse Leaman is an Australian Writer/Director with a focus on both Film and Theatre. 
His recent work 'Lorne' Starring Guy Pearce has been screened world wide at festivals such as Palm Springs International ShortFest & FlickerFest International Short Film Festival.
Jesse and writer Taylor Adams are in early stages of developing their first feature film.

Simplicity is key.


Luke Saliba

Luke Saliba is an Actor and producer he started working professionally in the film industry from a very young age. He has worked both as and actor and producer on a number of television series and films.

Luke recently produced Charlie which was accepted to open the Portland Film Festival in the US.

Luke continues to work with a number of directors regularly and closely and feels strongly about building families among creatives in the industry.

Lorne is the first of many projects to be produced with director Jesse Leaman, both Leaman films and Luke Saliba currently have three short films and a feature in Pre-production.


Taylor Adams

Taylor Adams is a freelance writer from Geelong, Victoria. Taylor has been in love with story telling from a very young age, and has dedicated himself to creating stories that not only make the reader think, but also change their perspective on the topics he writes about. Taylor has been working with Jesse Leaman since 2014, releasing their first short film ‘Exscriptus”, which made official selection. The duo’s first script ‘Lorne’, has been the first high budget project made by Leaman Films, with other short films well on the way.

Currently, Taylor is involved in future projects with Leaman Films while working on his first feature length film, ‘Long Exposure’, based off his short story, written in 2011.


Cinematographer - Michael Wylam

Michael is a British born multi-award winning cinematographer working internationally. His beautifully crafted and moody images earned him a Gold ACS award recently for 'Lorne'. 
Michael is currently in pre-production for a feature film shooting in Australasia and continues to work on drama and TVC's.

Michael's website and contact details are available at



Sound Design - John Kassab

John Kassab is an Australian multi-award winning producer and sound designer currently based in the United States. John contributed sound designs to such projects as 'Deeper Than Yesterday', winner of 3 prizes at Cannes and the Sundance International Grand Jury Prize, and the Academy Award-Winning 'The Lost Thing'.
John has produced a number of award winning short films including The End (2012) and The Full Circle (2012). His first feature film production was the documentary film '12 O'Clock Boys' (2013), which premiered at SXSW to considerable critical acclaim. John's second feature production, 'Like Lambs', a political thriller staring Liam Aiken which was filmed on 35mm, is due to premiere in 2016.

Editor - Johanna Scott

With a love for film, Jo began her career in editing in the heart of London's thriving film scene
working at the Film Editors and Cut & Run, London.
There, she worked tirelessly as an editor across a range of formats, from commercials to films, music videos and documentaries.
Ever passionate and dedicated, her hard work was soon recognised with successive award nominations, including a prestigious Bafta for her work on the film, Heavy Metal Drummer. After ten years worth of curries on brick lane - Jo packed it in for love and moved to Melbourne. Here, Jo has quickly developed a body of work with local directors such as Garth Davis, Patrick Hughes, and Justin Kurzel. She continues to fashion, shape and craft stories of all kinds with huge passion and tenacity. Jo is currently working on a intriguing Australian feature film as one of five editors, none of whom are aware of each other’s section of the film, due for release early 2016. She is also in development of her own feature film documentary project about the future of eduction.