Kris Lefcoe

Kris Lefcoe

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Producers' Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program, Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab

Completion Year

1995, 1996, 2011

Current Information

Biography

Lefcoe's media-savvy Canadian Film Centre short "Can I Get a Witness?" starring Scott Speedman, attracted enormous critical acclaim at international festivals including Toronto, New York, London, and Chicago.

Public Domain, Kris' first feature film, is a wry, sophisticated satire about a surveillance-based game show that awards cash to the most existentially troubled contestant. Starring Nadia Litz, Don McKellar and The Daily Show's Jason Jones, Public Domain premiered at the 2004 SXSW Film Festival, won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, and was hailed by critics as "a winner!" (Toronto Sun) "creepy-funny and well-acted" (Variety) and "an assured debut" (Austin Chronicle). Public Domain was also the only narrative feature in a curated program of contemporary film and video art at 2005's Art Basel Miami. 

Lefcoe's intricate stopmotion animation, "Tiny Riot Project," which features a riot squad of corporate mascots from Saturday morning cartoon commercials in a violent standoff with some adorable anarchists, has been installed at some of the world's most esteemed art fairs and galleries, including Galerie Tomas Schulte in Berlin, Art Basel Miami and the Havana Bienniale. The film also screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival. 

Kris' prolific career as a music video director has garnered numerous awards, including Best New Artist
at the Much Music Video Awards and Best Music Video at the Ottawa International Festival of
Animation. Her see-it-to-believe-it clip for Peaches, "Boys Wanna Be Her" featuring
members of Hole and Le Tigre, became one of the Most Linked videos on YouTube within
a week of its posting. 

Her next feature film, "How to Change Everything Without Doing Anything" is a
comedy about a pathologically distracted girl who accidentally starts a cult.