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Leonard Farlinger

Owner - Producer / Director,
New Real Films
Toronto, ON,
Leonard Farlinger is a writer/director/producer and co-founder of Canadian production company, New Real Films, winner of CMPA/TIFF’s producer of the year 2013. His latest feature as producer is Born to Be Blue about jazz legend Chet Baker, directed by Rob Budreau starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Song and Best Original Score (both from David Braid). As producer, Leonard’s credits include, Gerontophilia by Bruce LaBruce, Trigger directed by Bruce McDonald named one of TIFF’s top ten films of the year and also nominated for CSA Best Original Score (Brendan Canning) and Monkey Warfare by Reginald Harkema winner of a Special Jury Prize at TIFF.

Leonard wrote and directed the comedy, I’m Yours which premiered at TIFF starring Karine Vanasse and Rossif Sutherland. He directed the feature All Hat starring Luke Kirby and Rachael Leigh Cook also a TIFF premiere and winner of best film at the Victoria Film Festival with an original score by Bill Frisell. He directed the movie-of-the-week In The Dark starring Kathleen Robertson that won a Best Original Score Gemini. Leonard’s first feature as writer/director, The Perfect Son starring Colm Feore and David Cubitt was nominated for two Best Actor Genies. Next up for Leonard are two directing gigs, the feature film Mr. Epiphany written by Matt Watts and Leonard’s own script, The Truth About Lying.