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Leslie Ann Coles


B: January 18 in North Bay, Ontario

Leslie Ann Coles is a multiple award-winning filmmaker and actress. Coles studied at George Brown College and York University, where she completed a double major in dance and movement therapy. Her background in Dance Theatre and mixed media performance art led her from stage to screen in the late 1990s. She co-produced, wrote, directed, and starred in her debut film, In The Refrigerator, which was selected for screenings in more than thirty-five international film festivals. Coles is also the Founder and Festival Director of the Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) in Toronto. Her film, Melody Makers is a feature-length documentary. It was named Best Documentary 2018 at the Fort Myers Film Festival.

Also see: Melody Makers at Whistler.
Also see: Northernstars.ca’s 2008 interview with Leslie Ann Coles.
Listen to a 2009 radio interview with Leslie Ann Coles
Also see: 18th Female Eye Festival Honours International Women’s Day.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

In the Refrigerator: Spirit of a Haunted Dancer (2000)
Alice Smithee, Portrait of an Independent Filmmaker (2003)

Melody Makers: Should Have Been There (2016)

The Curtain (2021, short)

Credits as an Actor:
External Affairs (1999)

In the Refrigerator: Spirit of a Haunted Dancer (2000)
Godsend (2004)
Virgin Wanted (2007)
Death and the Housewife (2008)

The Curtain (2021, short)

TV Series – Cast:
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The Best Years (2007)

Melody Makers Should Have Been There, movie, poster,