Leslea Mair

Leslea Mair is a writer, director and producer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

With a background in theatre and experimental film, Leslea has applied her love of narrative to writing and producing award-winning documentaries and series. She has written, produced and sometimes directed documentaries in the genres of science, current affairs, social/political issues, POV and feature documentary. Subjects range from Shaolin monks to killer robots, preachers who don’t believe in god and the effects of human activity on the environment.

On a lighter note, she has also produced three seasons of the lifestyle series The Prairie Diner, a celebration of food and culture on the Canadian prairies, and the science fiction web series, Nikola Tesla and the End of the World.

Leslea has been the President and CEO of Zoot Pictures Inc. since 1998, building the company by delivering internationally focused content that is distributed worldwide. Zoot Pictures’ creative team have originated and produced shows for a wide variety of Canadian broadcasters including CBC Doc Zone, The Nature of Things, documentary Channel, History Channel, Global, Vision TV, TVO and Knowledge Network as well as ARTE France and PBS NOVA. Leslea is currently writing and producing a feature documentary on the Paris Opera Bastille, and a science documentary on the collapse of the ancient Maya.