"The heart insists on its destiny," says multi-talented Carinne Leduc, quoting Joseph Campbell to explain her path from acting to the director's chair. Capitalizing on her experience as an award-winning actress, screenwriter, and photographer, Leduc progressed naturally to directing her own projects.
She has acted in several TV shows and feature films, including The Handmaid's Tale, Murdoch Mysteries, and District 31. She won Best Actress at the Whistler Film Festival, Best Actress at the Salento International Festival, and a nomination for Best Actress at the Genie Awards. Her voice adds flair to animated characters, global brands, narration and dubbing.
Love of story propelled her to co-writing the award-winning feature film 3 Saisons. She sojourned at TIFF Writers’ Studio and her projects in development include a TV series with Radio-Canada, and three feature scripts.
Ongoing fascination with image composition and the beauty of light variation draws her to freelance photography.
Her directorial projects include short films, music videos, and commercials. Awards include: Best Documentary, 300 Seconds Short Film Festival; Winner Short Documentary, Bridge Fest; Gold, Spotlight Documentary; and Best Documentary Short, Top Indie Film Awards. Her film "The Story Coat" was broadcasted on CBC and can be found on CBC Gem.
Leduc divides her time between Toronto, Montreal, and Cape Town. She acts, writes, and directs in English and French. She delights in cooking, martial arts, and spreads a mean tarot.