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Keith 2.0

Welcome to my new website.

I live in West End Toronto with my wife – film, television, and live theatre producer Mary Young Leckie. I divide my time between Toronto, the lake country north of Peterborough and sailing in the Bahamas.

Although my writing career has included 2 previous novels, it has been predominately in film and television. I decided a few years ago to write novels exclusively for a period of time and I have completed two. The first is “CURSED! BLOOD OF THE DONNELLYS” about that crazy family from Lucan, Ontario who meets a tragic end. Cursed! has been optioned by Bell Media for an ongoing dramatic series which I have been contracted to write. Wish Us luck!

The second novel is “THE AMERICAN PROBLEM” inspired by my trip to Kandahar, Afghanistan with a film crew in 2009, embedded with Canadian troops. It is in a way an homage to Graham Greene’s amazing, metaphorical novel of the early Viet Nam war, “THE QUIET AMERICAN”.

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An earlier novel of mine “COPPERMINE” has also been optioned for a feature film and I have completed that script.

Welcome back to my new website and I’ll do my best to keep it current!

 

KEITH ROSS LECKIE – SCRIPTWRITER/NOVELIST


IN CURRENT DEVELOPMENT
:
“Cursed” (The Black Donnellys) (dramatic series, Bell Media), “Coppermine” (feature film, Breakthrough Entertainment & Buffalo Gal)    


PRODUCED PROJECTS

2014           
“AN OFFICER AND A MURDERER”   Movie for Lifetime/HBO, Screendoor Productions // Lp: GARY COLE, LAURA HARRIS, ROSSIF SUTHERLAND

2010 
“COMMITTED” Movie for Lifetime/Screendoor Productions/ HBO Canada
// Lp: ANDREA ROTH, RICHARD BURGI

2008
“EVEREST!” Mini-series broadcast Sept. 2008. CBC/Screendoor Productions
// Lp: WILLIAM SHATNER, JASON PRIESTLY, LESLIE HOPE

2004
“SHATTERED CITY” (The Halifax Explosion) Mini-series. CBC/Tapesty Films.  
// Lp: PETER POSTLEWAITE, GRAHAM GREEN

1999
“CHILDREN OF MY HEART”  MOW (wrote and directed)  TMN/CBC/Alliance Atlantis  // Lp: GENEVIEVE BUJOLD, MICHAEL MORIARTY.

1999
“MILGAARD” MOW  CTV/BARNA-ALPER PRODUCTIONS/ALLIANCE ATLANTIS // Lp: IAN TRACEY

1998
“TO WALK WITH LIONS”   Feature. Kingsborough Greenlight. Producers: Pieter Kroonenburg & Julie Allan. 
// Lp: RICHARD HARRIS, GERALDINE CHAPMAN, HONOUR BLACKMAN,IAN BANNEN

1997
“THE ARROW” Mini-series. CBC/Stright Arrow Productions. Producers Mary Young Leckie & Paul Stephens
//Lp: DAN ACKROYD, MICHAEL MORIARTY, CHRISTOPHWER PLUMMER
– (won 5 Gemini Awards)

1995
“THE MORRISON MURDERS”   MOW USA Network/ Cosgrove Meurer
// Lp: JOHN CORBETT, GORDON CLAPP, JONATHAN SCARFE

1993
“TRIAL AT FORTITUDE BAY”   MOW CBC/Imagex Productions/Credo Goup
// Lp: LOLITA DAVIDOVITCH, RAOUL TRUJILLO.

1991
“THE PRICE OF VENGEANCE”   MOW NBC/Patchett Kaufman 
// Lp: DEAN STOCKWELL, MICHAEL GROSS

Pre-1991:
“Where The Spirit Lives” mow feature, winner of several festival awards. 
“Journey Into Darkness - The Bruce Curtis Story”  MOW, best Gemini screenplay 
“Lost In the Barrens” MOW, Emmy for Best Youth Drama.“Crossbar”: Lp- Kim Catrall, Brent Carver, John Ireland, Kate Reid. Multi-scripts for half a dozen episodic dramas.     


ADDITIONAL WRITING:  Four novels: “The Seventh Gate”1989, and “Coppermine” 2011, Penguin, “Terrors of the Earth”2017, and “The American Problem”, 2019.