Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit

(1-hour documentary)

Ken Leishman masterminded several stylish bank robberies during the 1950s and 1960s leading up to the biggest gold heist in Canadian history. He also pulled off one of the biggest jailbreaks the nation had ever seen, leading to an international manhunt. Through interviews with Leishman and his family and friends we take an intimate look at this creative career criminal and gain unique insight into who this legendary character really was and how he turned his life around and became the Mayor of a small mining town.

Original broadcaster: History Television

Distributor: Syndicado


  • Winner: Margaret McWilliams Award — (Manitoba Historical Society) Best Audiovisual Presentation
  • Winner: Yorkton Short Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards — Special Jury Award