Mary Young Leckie
During her early career, Leckie worked as a Producer for International Clients including NBC, CBS, PBS, and Disney as well as working on a variety of independently produced Canadian film and television shows.
By the mid eighties she had formed her own indie company and in 1988 made her first feature the poignant, multi-award-winning film Where the Spirit Lives.
Leckie cemented her reputation in long form drama including such titles as the Gemini award-winning miniseries’ The Arrow and Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion.
Acclaimed MOWs include Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story; Burn: The Robert Wraight Story; Prom Queen; the award winning Spirit Bear MOW for CTV; Screen Door’s high profile production Shades of Blackbased on the rise and fall of millionaire tycoon Conrad Black and Everest; a four-hour dramatic miniseries about the now infamous Canadian summit attempt of 1982. MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives was Leckie’s first prime time drama series set in the fast paced, high octane world of professional sport and is a glimpse behind the scenes in the loves and lives of the players, their girlfriends and wives. MVP aired in North American on CBC and SoapNet and worldwide on prime time networks including Living in the UK and Orange in France.
In 2011 Leckie started the Indie Corp Solo Productions. Solo has both an original and service production slate and has produced Secrets of Eden starring John Stamos and Anna Gunn and the two hour pilot Sworn to Silence starring Neve Campbell and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. Solo has two more movies on the production slate for 2012.
Mary Young Leckie has served 3 consecutive terms as Director on the National Board of the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association (CFTPA). Leckie continues to serve as a member of the Broadcast Relations Committee of the CFTPA. She is the mother of three, an avid canoeist, and holds the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work with a non-profit inner city dance company, with Romero House for Refugees and with The Stephen Lewis Foundation for which she created “The Disappearing” a public service commercial to raise awareness of the plights of AIDS orphans in Africa.
2012 An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie) (executive producer)
2012 Secrets of Eden (TV Movie) (co-executive producer)
2011 Committed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
2011 Tati’s Hotel (TV Series) (executive producer – 26 episodes)
2008 M.V.P. (TV Series) (producer – 3 episodes)
2007 Everest (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) / (producer)
2007 The Climb (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (TV Movie) (producer)
2005 Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
2005 Terrorised by Teens: The Jonathan Wamback Story (TV Movie) (executive
2004 Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (TV Movie) (executive producer)
2003 Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
2001 By Jeeves (TV Movie) (producer)
1989 Where the Spirit Lives (producer)
1985 Spirit Bay (TV Series) (associate producer – 1 episode)