Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lee made his feature directorial debut with the critically acclaimed ROCK FRESH, a candid documentary about graffiti artists making the leap to commercial art. The film world premiered at the AFI Fest where Variety singled it out as one of the films to watch. Currently, Lee is in post-production on his feature comedy PUBLIC DISTURBANCE for Lionsgate, starring Mike Tyson, Bobby Lee, Skyler Samuels, Amber Stevens West, and The Janoskians. Lee is also writing his next feature, a drama based on the GQ article “Inside the San Quentin Marathon” with Conde Nast Entertainment. In non-scripted, Lee is also in production on a pair of series for Spotify, both due in 2017.  Lee is also active in VR, with his series BACK TO THE MOTHALAND going into production this spring with Facebook’s Oculus.  Lee’s series AFTER THE RAVES, about the global culture of electronic dance music hosted by Tommie Sunshine, is currently airing on Red Bull TV. Lee’s award-winning 30 for 30 documentary entitled FRIEDMAN’S SHOES is also airing, about the storied shoe store in Atlanta that catered to pro athletes with large feet during the fashion boom of the 80’s and 90’s.

Previously in non-scripted, Lee showran/directed ROAD TO BROOKLYN, the award-winning docuseries which followed the storied journey of the Nets to their new home in Brooklyn; the Nissan-powered series WITH DAD series for ESPN which won the Best Branded Series Cynopsis Award; and the sneaker docuseries DETROIT RUBBER that he Executive Produced alongside Eminem. In scripted television, he created THE CLINIC on Hulu, and has animation series EL NINO in development. Features in development include BACKPACKERS and WINTER WAR, the latter was awarded the Best Project Award, along with a cash grant by the Korean Film Council Filmmaker Development Lab.

Lee is also active in branded content, directing/producing for global brands that include NISSAN, RED BULL, INTEL, GATORADE, MCDONALD’S, VITAMIN WATER, JAGUAR, and more. For Red Bull, his documentary SKATE OR DIE on high-risk Native American skater kids on the reservation, is now part of the Smithsonian Institute; and ROLL ON ROCKAWAY won a Webby. Lee was featured in Paper Magazine’s 10th Annual Beautiful People issue, highlighting him as a filmmaker to watch. Lee has also been featured in Variety, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, GQ, and LA Weekly. In addition to winning the KOFIC lab, he was also a fellow for Film Independent’s Project: Involve program. Lee cut his teeth at Lionsgate before forming his own production company CALICO. Lee is a member of the Director’s Guild of America and repped by CAA.

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