Jessica Lea Fleming

Jessica Lea Fleming

  • Film
  • Playwright
  • Theatre

Jessica Lea Fleming is of Métis and Scottish ancestry from Penetanguishene, Ontario. Jessica is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer and performer. She has directed for TV Series AMPLIFY on APTN, directed the pilot episode of Couleurs du Nord for TFO, as well as music videos for multi-award winning artists Celeigh Cardinal and iskwē. Jessica’s work has been featured at festivals and events such as Native Earth Performing Arts’ Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival (2014, 2018), Pan Am Games (2015), Buddies in Bad Times’ Building Reciprocity Cabaret (2017), the Indigenous Writers Gathering (2016), Skábmagovat Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Spotlight on North America (2017), the National Screen Institute (2018), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2019) and the Santa Fe Film Festival where her debut short film “scales” won Best Native Narrative Short (2017). In 2015 she was a Featured Leader for the Ontario Ministry on the Status of Women and in 2017 she was one of twenty Invited Contributors to the 20th Canadian Arts Summit. This year Jessica is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Theatre Aquarius and was short-listed for Canada’s Prism Prize. She is currently creating commissioned works for New Harlem Productions and Signal Theatre.


Artists in Residence – Fall 2020

Brian Soloman
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Visual Art
Christa Couture
  • Broadcaster
  • Cyborg
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Writer
Christian Chapman
  • Film
  • Maker
  • Visual Art
Christine Friday
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Film
Greyson Gritt
  • Music Composer
  • Singer-Songwriter
Jessica Lea Fleming
  • Film
  • Playwright
  • Theatre
Michaela Washburn
  • Actor
  • Clown
  • Spoken Word
  • Writer
Nick Sherman
  • Musician
  • Singer-Songwriter
Syreeta Hector
  • Choreography
  • Dance
Taqralik Partridge
  • Poet
  • Spoken Word