Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lee is a writer, director, and producer, known for his energetic and immersive work, captured with a distinct cinematic style. Lee is known for the award-winning 30 for 30: Friedman’s Shoes and Road To Brooklyn. In 2004, Lee made his 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 working on 26.2, a feature drama he wrote and is directing, adapted from the GQ article “Inside the San Quentin Marathon. Lionsgate also is set to release Lee’s feature comedy Public Disturbance. He is co-creator/EP of the animation series El Nino, with George Lopez and Anthony Anderson. Previously, Lee created, wrote and directed the comedy The Clinic for Hulu. In unscripted, Lee directed and executive produced After The Raves, a docuseries about the global culture of electronic dance music hosted by Tommie Sunshine, The Cook Up with the Bronx chefs Ghetto Gastro and music-based true crime series Silenced for Spotify, and executive produced the sneaker docuseries Detroit Rubber alongside Eminem.
Lee is also active in branded content, directing and producing for global brands including Nissan, Red Bull, Intel, Gatorade, McDonald’s, Vitamin Water, American Express, 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. 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, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, EW, GQ, and LA Weekly. 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.