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Sense & Centsability is an Australian development and production company, which seeks brave and entertaining female-driven and gender diverse stories.  We work closely with new and established writers and directors, to produce compelling and commercially successful content that appeals to audiences worldwide.


Leanne Tonkes is a producer of feature films, web series, television commercials, live performances and events, music videos and short films.  She has become an advocate for Gender Equality in the entertainment industry and champions the careers of female writers, directors and storytellers across all media.


Leanne’s credits include feature film My Mistress, AFI award-winning short DOG WITH ELECTRIC COLLAR and web series THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! – an award-winning 6 part web series about a peculiar man searching for love in a dark and troubling world which was Winner of the Web Series World Cup for 2018.  Created by Tropfest and AFI award-winning filmmaker Steve Baker, who recently won the 2018 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Animation for the series.  

Leanne most recently produced THE SECOND, Mairi Cameron’s debut feature film, and streaming service STAN’s first Original feature film funded by Screen Queensland and released theatrically and on STAN in 2018.


She was a recent participant of INSIDE PICTURES, a high profile international intensive film business and leadership skills development programme for film & TV industry executives supported by Creative Europe and ScreenSkills.

Leanne is a recent Screen Australia Enterprise People recipient and a founding board member of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.

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