Born and raised in Smithers, BC, Leo Hoorn’s youth was skateboarding and snowboarding. He began experimenting with filmmaking promptly after. Leo's friends in the industry led him to Whistler where he was quickly discovered by Sherpas Cinema.
As an Editor, Cinematographer and Director of Photography with the Sherpas, Leo has contributed to projects filmed in remote locations such as “All I Can”, “The Great Siberian Traverse”, “Tsirku”, “Loved by All”, and most recently, “Children of the Columbia”.
In contrast to the aforementioned projects, Leo has worked on international commercial shoots in the streets of L.A., Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Beirut with world-class brands. These ventures have aided in developing a vast arsenal of shooting tools and backcountry skills for Leo to bring to any setting.
Leo strives to produce powerful images that pack an emotional punch through landscape photography and portraiture throughout his personal, commercial and creative work. His intention is to continue to challenge himself in his everyday practise and continually experiment with lighting and shooting techniques.
Into The Mind
"Film of the Year" - IF3 Movie Awards 2013
"Best Editing" - IF3 Movie Awards 2013
"Best Cinematography" - iF3 Movie Awards 2013
"Best Big Mountain Movie" - IF3 Movie Awards 2013
"Selection Savage Cinema" - 61. Festival Internacional de cine de Donostia-San Sebastián 2013
"1st Place" - 12th International Festival of Outdoor Films 2014
"Grand Prize" - International Alliance for Mountain Film 2014
Travel Alberta - READY
Second Star, Golden City Gate International Film & Media competition, 2018
TNF - Imagination
Silver Lion Cannes, 2018 / Best of The Year, Vimeo, 2018 / Best Canadian Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2018 / Best Short Film, Kendall Mountain Film Festival 2018 / Best Film Snow Sports, Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018 / Best Short, IF3, 2017
Children Of The Columbia
Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Short at the 2019 Powder Awards.