what makes us different?

A New Leaf is a creative communications agency for the environment that unites an interdisciplinary team of independent creatives around a common purpose: better environmental communications. 

Led by Hannah (words, design, events) and Maurice (film), we collaborate with a pool of talented freelancers to deliver bespoke storytelling solutions that harness the power of narrative to create change. 

We translate specialist knowledge of science, ecology and sustainable development through the core creative mediums of writing, design and filmmaking. We also support organisations to deliver seamless, 

interactive events and conferences that really get to the heart of the topic.

the team

Hannah Hamilton

Hannah is a wordsmith with a science degree. A former journalist and magazine designer, she inherited a riverside woodland and left the rat race to study environmental sustainability. Her passions lie in the branches of ecology that connect it with other disciplines: she runs Ireland's only dedicated business and biodiversity consultancy, éirewild, and coordinates the Irish Forum on Natural Capital - a special interest group on the economics of nature. Hannah also writes a monthly column on nature and sustainability for the Irish Times, guest lectures at Trinity College Dublin, and has delivered biodiversity and communications projects for Business in the Community, the Central Bank, Cook Medical, Environmental Protection Agency, Kepak, Gas Networks Ireland, Green Door Market, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Woodlands of Ireland. She continues to manage her riverside woodland for biodiversity. Follow her on Twitter: @TheRiverField

Maurice O'Brien

Maurice is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has shot, edited and produced features for the BBC, Channel 4, The GuardianRTE and the Irish Film Board. He has also produced high-class promotional content for UNICEF, The Abbey Theatre and Coillte. Through his independent film production company Lifeblood Films, he explores a diverse range of subject matter, from migration to music, to nature and social justice, with a sharp, observational lens. His work has been screened at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, NY Op Docs, Full Frame, and Sydney, Edinburgh, Hot Springs, Dallas, Dublin, Cork and Fastnet Film Festivals.