is a Canadian
film writer and director. Born in Montreal
, Lefcoe graduated from the University of Toronto
with a degree in philosophy
, before attending Norman Jewison
's Canadian Film Centre
as a Director Resident.
Many of Lefcoe's films are dark comedies exploring the impact of insidious cameras and surveillance on contemporary culture.
Lefcoe wrote and directed two notable short films, Symptomology of a Rock Band, about the Grammy-nominated band Crash Test Dummies, and Can I Get a Witness?, starring Scott Speedman, which premiered at 1996 Toronto International Film Festival.
Kris Lefcoe wrote, directed and produced Public Domain, starring Don McKellar, Nicole DeBoer (The Dead Zone) and Jason Jones (The Daily Show). Public Domain premiered at the 2004 South by Southwest film festival and won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Public Domain was featured in a curated program at Art Basel Miami Beach 2005.
Kris Lefcoe has directed numerous music videos, including Best Music Video at Ottawa International Festival of Animation 2000.
- McSorley, Tom. "Short Takes - Can I Get a Witness?" Take One, Autumn, 1996
- Ingman, Marritt. "Reality Really, Really Bites: Kris Lefcoe and Public Domain," Austin Chronicle, March 19, 2004
- Braun, Liz. "Candid Camera: Public Domain Scornfully Peers Through the Lens of Reality TV" Toronto SUN, May 14, 2004 (fee for full article)
- Anderson, Jason. "On Screen: It's All Ogre Now," Eye Weekly, May13 2004.[www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_05.13.04/film/onscreen.php]
- Aronofsky, Rory. "Reviews: Public Domain" Film Threat, March 18, 2004.
- Telefilm Canada