Film and Television Director
"Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series"
GEMINI NOMINEE Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series"
Recently, Jeff has directed the historical drama The Pinkertons, and helmed the made-for-television movie, Washed Away starring Emmanuelle Vaugier and Cameron Bancroft.
Recently, Jeff has worked on some hit films such as Gone, and inspiring Hallmarks such as Radio Christmas, No time like Christmas, Christmas Club and Holiday Date.
Jeff became one of Canada’s top, primetime comedy directors by directing multiple episodes of Little Mosque on the Prairie and Corner Gas, which are the two most successful and critically acclaimed Canadian television comedy series. He also achieved the “series trifecta” by directing primetime television series simultaneously airing on each of Canada’s major television networks: Corner Gas (CTV), Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC) and Renegadepress.com (Global Television).
Jeff has also directed episodes of several other comedy series, including Insecurity and Men With Brooms. He also directed the multi award-winning comedy web series inSAYASHAble, including the pilot.
More recently, you can see his work on the Manitoba-made TV series Sunnyside.
Jeff Beesley has received widespread acclaim for his extensive body of work in both feature films and network television. His award winning films and series are very popular, as Jeff embraces the unique nature of characters and combines that with consistently strong storytelling. His films’ festival screenings have garnered enthusiastic praise as well as numerous awards.
Jeff is also a prolific producer. His producing credits include Considering Love and Other Magic starring Eric McCormack, The Midnight Man with horror legend Robert Englund, and A Very Sordid Wedding directed by Del Shores. Many of his films have attracted big stars and critical success, such as JT Leroy, Look Away, and Siberia.