Leo is the founding director of 59 Productions. Since it's inception over a decade ago Leo has conceived and led many of the company's flagship projects. Starting his career as a graphic designer, and with a degree in English Literature, Leo's driving interest is in telling compelling stories. He created the company as a platform for developing narrative-driven projects that cross the arts-technology divide.
He established the company in Scotland, first specialising in video and projection design for theatre, earning 59 the accolade of being 'the finest purveyors of video for theatre in the world' (The Herald).
Over a decade collaborating with director Katie Mitchell across Europe he pioneered methods of 'live film-making', creating a number of award-winning projects that The Guardian labeled 'an entirely new art form'.
In 2012 he led the the 59 video design team on the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, working with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on 'the greatest show on earth'. Boyle and Warner have continued to work together, including on Boyle's latest: T2 Trainspotting.
In 2014 Warner led the 59 team on the company's first architectural projection-mapping artwork on the vast iconic 'sails' of Sydney Opera House. The piece - viewed in person by over 3 million Sydney residents and international tourists - established a new interest in combining projection design and storytelling architecture. Subsequent projects designed to explore, venerate and transform iconic buildings around the world have provided opportunities to use Hampton Court Palace, the United Nations headquarters and Castle Rock in Edinburgh as vast, spatial canvasses.
As 59 has expanded, Leo has become Design Director, establishing an architecture department to work alongside the video design and animation teams. He oversees the design output of the company and continues to direct selected projects that require complete conceptual and design development across departments.