About me

Robert DeLeskie

My passion is storytelling. Whether in a 30 second commercial, a three minute web video, a 20 minute short film or a feature length screenplay, I love to tell cinematic stories that move people in fresh, original and surprising ways.

I have over a decade of experience directing TV commercials, brand images spots and promos for clients including Bayer, Hasbro, General Mills, Kraft, Proctor & Gamble, Parmalat, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dove, and PBS Sprout Network. I'm also an experienced creative director and art director for broadcast advertising.

I've written and directed a number of award-winning short films that have been broadcast internationally and played at festivals around the world. My most recent film is the comedy JACK IN THE BOX, (Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Austin Film Festival, among others), was nominated for Best Comedy at the Yorkton Film Festival, and will make its TV debut on the CBC in 2016. My short film PEEP SHOW has won multiple international awards and played at more than 150 festivals to date. THE RUNNER debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and played at the Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival. I also co-wrote and directed A DAY AT THE OFFICE, an original half-hour film created for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and Bravo, in collaboration with the modern dance company CORPUS. My debut feature film “Night Life” is being developed with the support of Telefilm and the Harold Greenberg Fund, and produced by Strada Films and Union Pictures.

I went to school at York University (Film Production Program), as well as Concordia University’s Graduate Program in Communication, and am an alumnus of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Talent Lab and Screenwriting Mentorship Program
You can reach me at oneplusonefilms@icloud.com.

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