Born and raised in a small Northern Alberta town, DC escaped to see the wider world. Landing in Southwestern British Columbia was eye opening to the breadth of humanity, teaching him to appreciate diversity. Writing has been his savior and liberator, being at his side for longer than he can remember. DC's work has been in poetry, short stories, screenplays (long and short). Directing, another love. Breathing life into the words of DC's script; or, working with a musician to bring an added dimension to a song.
Unique traits: My fav thing is to write scripts for others. For example, I wrote a script because a producer had three-country travel production money and so I wrote a script in three weeks to match their needs. Also have written several scripts based on real-life stories.
Escape to the fields Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Drinking, divorce, lost of his job and a suicide attempt sends Daniel on a quest to find the source of a reoccurring sledding nightmare and the secret of his birth mother.
Prairie Sovereign Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical ⋄ Drama Treasures unearthed on an old prairie farm will change the history of the last Tsar of Russia and attracts those willing to kill to get these treasures.
Walk it Off Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama A rich literary writer’s wife and child are killed. Shattered, he hits the road, lives as a hobo, trying to escape the pain.
Dori & 17th Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A father, son and daughter are hit by a drunk driver and the father is killed. Two years later a graphic video of the accident surfaces on the internet and the images hurt an already fragile family.
Film (short) by Poeticamber Productions/DC Lessoway (Drama) Exec Producer/Director/Editor An improvised film about Daniel Robertson, 28, a lonely man, seldom talks. Home to work, to the café and hiking on weekends. Repeat. No relationships, no connections, no complications. Then, a phone call, his father died in prison and the old nightmares come. Nightmares from the memories of a night when he was 16, witnessing his mother’s death at the hands of his father. A chance meeting brings a possible love, his father’s funeral brings new family, the loss of a job sends him crashing down. Only a woman’s persistence helps him break from the isolation.
Last Stand to Nowhere
Film (short) by Michelle Muldoon (Western) Producer Last Stand to Nowhere is a proof of concept short film that re-imagines the Gunfight at the OK Corral with an all-female cast.
A Snake Marked
Film Camera and Electrical Department
Film by DC Lessoway (Drama) Director/Editor A twin returns from a recovery house to discover his brother had sold his home.
Video by DC Lessoway (Music) Director/Editor Music video for The Land of Deborah's "Beautiful"
Video by DC Lessoway (Music) Director/Editor Jody Quine's song Go ON music video.
Film by Juan Riedinger (Drama) Actor
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor A police officer tries to stop a young woman from jumping.
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor Abridge is a film comprising of 6 scenes and 6 monoloques with the common theme of death. The monologues of are those who have passed on talking about their life, disappointments, regrets and the beauty they lived. The 6 scenes are of those around death and all the issues one has to deal with.
I've Got Questions
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor A woman who just died has a few questions for Death.
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor A woman who died in a car accident worries about her daughter.
Magnificence of Life
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Writer/Director/Editor A worldly man contemplates his life in his last few breaths.
Video by DC Lessoway (Drama) Director/Editor A woman attempts suicide. Will a visit from her unborn child save her?
People Choice award for Best Non-Eurasian Director