studied character animation at the California Institute of Arts for two years before being chosen to work in the film animation division at Disney. While there he worked on THE FOX AND THE HOUND, THE BLACK CAULDRON and THE LITTLE MERMAID. His film credits as a storyboard artist include TOTAL RECALL, Wolfgang Petersen
's SHATTERED, John Woo
's HARD TARGET and the FRIDAY THE 13th cult films.
His close working relationship with Sam Raimi began on ARMY OF DARKNESS. He then worked as second unit director on SPIDERMAN and A SIMPLE PLAN. Lefler moved to directing television series full time after that: HERCULES, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and AMERICAN GOTHIC. Lefler's other credits include writing STEEL DAWN and directing DRAGONHEART 2.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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