Ingrid & the Black Hole


Leah is an filmmaker, photographer and actress hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has written and directed four award-winning short films, which have received broad screenings at festivals across North America.

Her 2014 film, SOME THINGS WON’T SLEEP (created through NSI Drama Prize) premiered at Montreal World Film Festival, and took home an award for Best Horror at the Silver Wave Film Festival and Best Production Design at Canadian Film Fest, and received nominations for Best Emerging Filmmaker (Yorkton Golden Sheaf awards), Best Actress (ACTRA Maritimes awards) and Best Short Film (Screen Nova Scotia awards).

Her 2015 short, MY YOUNGER OLDER SISTER (which she also stars in) won a Remi award at Worldfest Houston and was nominated for Best Canadian Short at the Silver Wave film festival. It was broadcast as a part of CBC’s Reel Coast Showcase.

Leah won the 35k WIFT Bravofact Pitch prize for her film, INGRID AND THE BLACK HOLE, which was selected to screen in Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent program at Cannes Film Festival and Fantasia International Film Festival. Since it’s premiere, it has been an official selection at over 10 festivals, recently taking home Best Canadian Short at Edmonton International Film Festival.

Leah holds a BFA in Drama from New York University.




Short Subject – Fiction

Creative Team


Leah Johnston


Leah Johnston, Walter Forsyth

Production Company

The World Beneath Productions Inc.

After you have typed in some text, hit ENTER to start searching...