Leo McCrea is a BAFTA nominated & RTS award-winning director with over 80 hours of primetime broadcast with shows such as Travel Man, Gadget Man and the BAFTA awarded The Only Way is Essex. He has also worked with high profile advertising clients such as Nescafe, Kit Kat, Sony and Barclays. Accustomed to taking new ideas from concept to realization and through to final post, Leo possesses a great deal of knowledge of what is needed to make new formats and shows stand out. Comedic style boosted with strong storytelling skills and high end visuals are the order of the day.
Leo has worked with a host of well-known talent including Jonathan Ross, Adrian Edmonson, Kathy Burke, Katherine Ryan and Stephen Merchant, to name but a few. In the last 17 years he has also worked on ratings winners such as Made in Chelsea, The Only Way is Essex Gadget Man, Scrapheap Challenge and Shipwrecked.
Leo brought his multi-camera skills to the world of TV advertising with his heart-warming campaign for Nescafe, Big Start. His first series for the campaign was so successful (over 15 million views) that Nescafe commissioned him to make a further two 30 second TV commercials.
His style is comedic, warm and organic, fostered in an environment of improvisation.