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Rob Leickner

Living in: Vancouver, British Columbia
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For the past 18 years, I have been inspired by the interaction between the unique beauty and sounds of Canada’s West Coast and the people who live here. I believe strongly that place is an elemental part of film and BC features strongly in everything I make. I have written 3 feature scripts, produced and directed more than a dozen dramatic shorts and completed 4 feature length narrative films. My films have screened at Festivals around the world.


Where were you born, where did you grow up, where do you live now?
Born in Burnaby BC, Raised in Edmonton and Lethbridge Alberta and now Live in East Vancouver.

First film you made, and where and when?
I was 12 years old living in Lethbridge. Me and a friend made a stop action animation film with his Dad’s super 8 camera. We created a car crash with plasticine figures.

Latest film you made, and where and when?
The Lonely Light of Home in 2016. A feature length thriller set in coastal BC.

Describe your current living space.
I live in small house in East Van with my partner, Denise, and my dog, Ziggy.

What Canadian would you challenge to make an isolation movie?
Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

In the history of cinema whose isolation movie would you want to see?
Louis Malle.

Worst thing about being in isolation?
Not being able to go to Edmonton to see my parents. They keep asking me to visit.

Best thing about being in isolation?
It’s an excuse to take advantage of free delivery from British Columbia’s great Okanagan wineries.

Favourite book to read in isolation?
Sadly, I haven’t read any books in isolation. Thank Nintendo Switch for that.

Favourite music to listen to in isolation?
80s synth pop.

Favourite movies to watch in isolation?
Reality Bites.

Favourite meal in isolation?
Cheesy baked Tortellini.

What’s the last best thing you cooked?
I don’t cook. I do the dishes.

Any other question you’d like to answer?
Glad my relationship hasn’t fallen apart during these strange times.