Press Play was founded by Lara Leslie in 2016. Lara is a qualified primary school teacher with years of experience working as a camerawoman and TV producer on various television programmes (everything from Master Chef to Loose Women and Saturday Kitchen!). Lara is also an artist and animator and enjoys creating the fantastical and helping others to do the same!
Lara has two little boys of her own and decided to combine her 2 passions – teaching children and film making – to set up a project where children might become the animators and film producers of tomorrow.
Lara has an up-to-date DBS/CRB certificate and has completed safeguarding and child protection training with Kwango.
Press Play Films has Public and Employers Liability Insurance up to £10 million.