Leona Buchanan

Assistant Producer
Firecrest Films

Leona made her first documentary about a Glasgow asylum seeker in 2008.  This encouraged her to take the leap from a career in management to television. She has since progressed to Assistant Producer in both live topical debate and current affairs.

Single parent to two fantastic children, one teenager and one now technically an adult – Leona juggles a busy work/life balance.  Leona is proud to campaign for women’s rights and is on the committee of Free Pride – a non-commercialised and inclusive alternative to the mainstream Glasgow Pride event, particularly aimed at those who are marginalised in the LGBTQIA+ community.

“Incredibly tenacious and has a fantastic rapport with contributors. She has a strong sense of story and can instinctively spot a compelling narrative.”

Elspeth O’Hare, Head of Documentary, IWC Media