Leah Purcell is a film, television and theatre actor, director and writer. She has had an extensive career as an actor including roles in acclaimed films such as Lantana, Somersault, The Proposition and Jindabyne, and in TV including G.P., McLeod's Daughters, Love My Way, Police Rescue, Fallen Angels, and Redfern Now. Leah's increasing focus on work as a director has seen her write and direct two short films, episodes of Redfern Now from series one and two, and a one hour documentary Black Chicks Talking, which won an Inside Film Award for Best Documentary in 2002. Leah was awarded the 2014 Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright's Award, and directed the play the Brothers Wreck – at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre in 2014.
Brave New Clan features six extraordinary young Australians who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia...