About Us

Press Play Films is based in East Sussex and specialises in film and animation workshops for children, teenagers and young adults.

It was established in 2016, by Lara Leslie, an artist, videographer & animator with 20 years’ industry experience. Lara has a strong interest in the capacity of film and animation to benefit the social, educational and creative lives of children, young people and families.

Lara and her team have worked with 1000s of children & families in schools, art galleries, museums, libraries, festivals and community settings, making animation production accessible to all.


Education and Training

First Class Hons degree in Fine Art with English Literature, Glasgow School of Art

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (currently studying)

NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills

Level 1 Safeguarding Children Training (KWANGO)

Tessello online training: Reducing parental conflict

Lara has an up to date enhanced DBS check.

Press Play has Public and Employers Liability Insurance up to £10 million.

Clients and Collaborators

Arts Council England, The Department for Education, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Library Service, Brighton and Hove Library Service, Camden Council, University College London, The Depot Cinema, Hastings Contemporary Gallery, Elderflower Fields Festival, Fun House Festival, Into the Wild, The Royal Observatory, The Woodland and Downs Museum, The Gunnersbury Museum, Proud House Stanmer Park, mASCot, Iford and Kingston Primary School, St Peters Primary School, St Christopher’s Prep School, Hamsey Primary School and many more!

We’re located in East Sussex, England and operate around the county and beyond. To get in touch please use the form below, contact lara@pressplayfilms.co.uk or use Facebook to leave us a message.