Kris Lefcoe is an award-winning writer-director based in New York City.
Her work has screened at Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Art Basel, International Film Festival Rotterdam, 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 the 2017 New York Television Festival, and Best Comedy and Best Director at 2017 Seriesfest. The series is now in development with Imagine Entertainment.
Kris' audacious feature debut, the dark comedy "Public Domain," premiered at SXSW, won the Audience Award for Best Feature at Beverly Hills Film Festival, and was installed at Art Basel Miami.
Her acclaimed Twilight Zone-esque short "Can I Get a Witness” premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was later programmed at the British Film Institute and Anthology Film Archives.
Lefcoe’s intricate stopmotion short "Tiny Riot Project" premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival, was installed in international galleries and art fairs including Galerie Tomas Schulte Berlin, Havana Biennale, and Art Basel Miami, then sold to the Sundance Channel. 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 also a musician, and has fronted a number of bands, performing at venues across North America including SXSW, the El Mocombo, and Toronto International Film Festival. She briefly recorded under the moniker MC Tourettes, releasing songs on the compilations “Sniff” (Glue Records) which reached #1 on college radio, and “Bad Gurrlz,” at whose release party she notoriously performed onstage at a strip bar in a burqa. Kris is currently performing solo shows in NYC, playing sparse murder ballads with lilting lyrics about bad cops.