DC Lessoway

dclessoway

Directing Reel Link: https://youtu.be/12Mzhq6Umk8

Life has an expansive array of experiences. Born and raised in a small Northern Alberta town, I escaped to see the wider world. Landing in Southwestern British Columbia was eye opening to the breadth of humanity, teaching me to appreciate diversity. Writing has been my savior, my liberator, been at my side for longer than I can remember. My work has been in poetry, short stories, screenplays (long and short). Directing, my bliss.  Breathing life into the words of a script; or,  working with a musician to bring an added dimension to a song.  Being on set is a wonderfully collaborative process, I look forward to the next project!

Contact: poeticamberprods@gmail.com

 MY EXPERIENCE

Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival
June 6 – 10, 2019 as a part of the Romford Film Festival in London

  • Deputy Director/Judge
  • set up FilmFreeway festival site
  • Judging Films
  • handling email inquiries
  • set up and handling all social media (Twitter/Instagram)

Directing (Editing/Producing/Etc.)

2019
To Be Frank (3:46) Artist: Jody Quine (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor) from the short film “This Island”
Link: https://youtu.be/vzbzLxtsWCw

This Island (37:42) Short Film –(nine day shoot)
Director/Editor/Executive Producer
Link: www.thisisland.ca
Shown at: Romford Film Festival, UK

2018
Last Stand to Nowhere 
Short film
Director: Michelle Muldoon
Executive Producer

A Snake Marked (Production Title: A Snake Age)
Short Film Dir: Juan Riedinger
Grip

Whispering (4:32) Artist: Land of Deborah (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor) from the short film “This Island”
Link: https://youtu.be/fO6SpKO__Bk

Again(3:50) Artist: Jody Quine (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor)
Link: https://youtu.be/BlUaLaamlF0

From the Heart(4:05) Artist: Jody Quine (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor)
Link: https://youtu.be/9LnWOIxLY-s

2017
Beautiful(4:11) Artist: Land of Deborah (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor)
Link: https://youtu.be/gXCz8VzfFJk

Bisect(8:28) Improvised short film (one day shoot)
Director/Editor/Producer
Link: https://youtu.be/icenrSPwrvA

Go On(3:35) Artist Jody Quine (one day shoot)
Music Video (Director/Editor)
link: https://youtu.be/hB2Gn_0Gs40

2005
Abridge (88:00)feature (15-day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Executive Producer
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540746/

Unaided (9:08) short film (3-day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer
link: https://youtu.be/c43d52OVoaM

Green Peace (1:25) commercial (one day shoot)
From a 24 hour commercial video contest

A Season Without Hockey (5:00) (one day shoot)
Producer

2004
Kettle Valley Railroad Reunion (unfinished) (three-day shoot)
Documentary about surviving railroad workers
Director/Co-Producer

Furry Medium (5:00) 24 hour film contest (one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

Fundraising video for the Surrey Food Bank (7:00) (two-day shoot)
Promotional video for the Food Bank
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

2003
Addendum (9:00) short film 48 hour film contest (one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

Taste of Ash (5:12) short film 24 hour film contest (one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

Quality of Light (5:15) short film 24 hour film contest(one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

2001
Bearing(8:00) Silent short film (one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer

1997
Avow (10:00) short film (one day shoot)
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer
Actor: Lead

Screenplays (original) – Feature Length:

  • Dori & 17th
  • Prairie Sovereign
  • Walk it Off
  • Escape to the Fields

Television Series

  • Cora-Danielle (Pilot)
  • Turn of the Hour Glass (Pilot)

Screenplays (written for Others):

  • Storm Madison Script written based on a book series – sold back to author
  • Beneath the Olive Trees Feature Film script translated from Italian for an Italian writer
  • Masked Soul Written for a Russian producer based on a true story
  • Adolescent Residue Based in an autobiography – sold to a producer

Published Books (on Lulu.com/dcles):

  • The Love Articulate (a collection of love poems)
  • Aspire Peace
  • Memory – 17 Short Plays

Certificates (Updated 2019):

  • Motion Picture Safety 101 – General Safety Awareness
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Technical Safety – MPPIA Motion Picture Industry Orientation

Other Actives

  • I hosted a weekly drop-in for actors (2005-06)
  • Member of Improvisational theatre troupe who held biweekly performances at a plumb box theatre (1999-2005)