Kris Lefcoe is a director-writer whose work has screened at Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Art Basel Miami, IFC, and the Sundance Channel, among many others. Lefcoe’s half-hour pilot “Giving Up,” executive produced by David Wain, won Overall Best of the Fest and Best Writing at New York Television Festival, and Best Comedy and Best Director at Seriesfest, before landing a development deal with Imagine Television.
Lefcoe’s audacious feature debut, the dark comedy “Public Domain,” was about a surveillance-based game show that awards cash to the contestant with the saddest life. The film premiered at SXSW, and was installed at Art Basel Miami. Her intricate stop motion short “Tiny Riot Project” premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and was installed in numerous international galleries and art fairs, before selling to the Sundance Channel.
Her explosive music videos have garnered a number of nominations and awards, including the Peaches smash “Boys Wanna Be Her,” and two for hip hop duo POW’s: one which shot in a federal penitentiary while the group was incarcerated, and one which won Best Video at the Ottawa International Festival of Animation.
Lefcoe is currently developing new projects, writing her next feature film, and teaching on the faculty of the MFA Film and Television program at Stonybrook University. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. Lefcoe is repped by The Gersh Agency.