Kris Lefcoe


Kris Lefcoe is a director-writer whose work has screened at SXSW, TIFF, IFC, and the Sundance Channel. Her half-hour pilot "Giving Up," executive produced by David Wain, won top prizes at New York Television Festival and Seriesfest, and was developed with Imagine Television.  In 2020, Kris made her TV directing debut on NBC’s “Superstore.” 

Kris' audacious feature debut, the audience-award-winning dark comedy "Public Domain," premiered at SXSW, and was installed at Art Basel Miami. The film was hailed by critics as "creepy-funny and well-acted" (Variety), and "an assured debut" (Austin Chronicle).

Kris’ intricate animated short “Tiny Riot Project” premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam, then sold to the Sundance Channel. Kris developed the concept into a stopmotion series with Shadowmachine Films.

Her Twilight-Zone-esque short “Can I Get a Witness?” premiered at TIFF and screened at the British Film Institute.  

Kris’ explosive music videos have garnered numerous nominations and awards, including the Peaches smash "Boys Wanna Be Her," and two for hiphop duo POW’s, one shot in a federal penitentiary while the group was incarcerated, and the other, winner of Best Video at the Ottawa International Festival of Animation.

Kris is an alumna of the 2022 DGA Episodic Mentorship Program, 2019/2020 NBC Female Forward / Emerging Directors program, as well as IFP Film Week, TIFF Talent Lab, Just For Laughs Comedy Exchange, and the Directors Lab at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Center. 

Kris is currently co-creating/writing a new series in development with Pebble Pictures Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Mary Rohlich (“Atypical”), with Victor Nelli ("Superstore," “Ugly Betty”) as EP. An accomplished musician, Kris is also recording her first solo album “The Naked Tapes.” 

Kris teaches on the faculty of the MFA Film and Television program at Stonybrook University, SUNY. She lives in a long-forgotten borough of NYC called Manhattan. 


Superstore     (Network Half-Hour, 2020) Director

                        “Cereal Bar” - S5 E15 of NBC series starring America Ferrara & Ben Feldman

Giving Up      (Independent Series, 2017/2022) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor

Executive Producer David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer)

                        Winner of NYTVF and Seriesfest. Developed to series with Imagine Television

                        Shortform series releasing in 2022

Tiny Riot Project (3-Min Short, 2006) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor

Rotterdam Film Festival, Art Basel Miami, Havana Biennale

                        The Sundance Channel 

                        Developed with Shadowmachine Films (Bojack Horseman, Robot Chicken)

Public Domain (Feature Film, 2004) Writer, Director, Executive Producer

SXSW (Premiere), Winner AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FEATURE, Beverly Hills Film Fest, Installed Art Basel Miami.

Telefilm / TMN / Showcase / IFC

Principal Cast: Jason Jones, Don McKellar, Nicole DeBoer

Can I Get a Witness? (15-min Short) Writer, Director       

A Canadian Film Centre / Alliance Atlantis Release

                        Principal Cast: Scott Speedman

                        Toronto International Film Festival (Premiere), Chicago, Seattle, BFI London

Symptomology of a Rock Band (20 min Short, 1994) Writer-Director-Producer

                        Grammy-Nominees Crash Test Dummies manifest symptoms of strange, fame-based diseases. 

                        Commissioned by BMG Records, distributed by BMG Video.




Shadowed Victor Nelli and Rob Cohen through the NBC FEMALE FORWARD program 

Orphan Black

Shadowed director Grant Harvey for 5 weeks of prep and production on Emmy-winning series

David Cronenberg, “Spider”

Shadowed Cronenberg through production of his film, starring Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson


SELECT MUSIC VIDEOS  (Writer Director)

Peaches. “Boys Wanna Be Her” XL/Beggars Banquet         

Broken Social Scene. “Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast” Arts and Crafts

Ashley MacIsaac. “Bitch” Linus Entertainment 

Skye Sweetnam. “The Buzz on Maggie” Disney/ EMI/ Capitol Records

All Systems Go. “Tell Vicki” Aquarius/EMI

P.O.W.’s. “Live the Life You Love” (Best Music Video, Ottawa Festival of Animation)

J. Englishman. “Abused” Warner Music

Rusty. “Wake Me” (MVA Nominee, Best New Artist) “Groovy Dead”, “California” Atlantic Records


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