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Sense & Centsability is an Australian production company with a focus on creating entertaining female-driven and diverse stories. We produce compelling and commercially successful content that appeals to audiences worldwide.


Leanne Tonkes is Director and Creative Producer of Sense & Centsability.  She has become an advocate for Gender Equality and Diversity in the entertainment industry and champions the careers of female and diverse writers, directors and storytellers across all media.

Leanne's producing credits include AACTA nominated THE SECOND (2018), STAN’s first Original feature, Web Series World Cup winner THIS IS DESMONDO RAY! (2017), and MY MISTRESS (2014), MIFF Premiere Fund feature with Cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson, Academy Award® nominated editor Jill Bilcock, and Academy Award® winning costume designer Angus Strathie, starring internationally acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart, AFI Award winning Harrison Gilbertson and Rachael Blake.  


Leanne is currently producing MY MELBOURNE with Mitu Bhowmick Lange AM, featuring the work of iconic Indian directors – Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Rima Das, Onir, and Australian emerging talent.


Leanne is a recent Screen Australia Enterprise recipient, a founding board member of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival and one of the few Australian producers to complete the top-level highly regarded international Inside Pictures Screen Business development program.

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