Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lee is a writer, director, and producer, known for his authentic storytelling, immersive style, and working with high profile talent. Lee is known for the award-winning 30 for 30: Friedman’s Shoes, Jay Z’s Road to Brooklyn, and After the Raves. In 2004, Lee made his debut with the critically acclaimed Rock Fresh, a candid documentary about graffiti artists making the leap to commercial art. Variety singled it out as one of the films to watch at AFI Fest, while making its world premiere on Showtime.
Lionsgate just released Lee’s feature comedy Public Disturbance. Next, Lee is working on 26.2, a feature drama he wrote and is directing, adapted from the GQ article Inside the San Quentin Marathon. In television, Lee is in development on his period drama Wasteland with Flavor Unit, and co-creator of El Nino with partner Rob Weiss and George Lopez voicing the lead. Previously, Lee created, wrote and directed the comedy The Clinic on Hulu. In unscripted, Lee directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed primetime PBS docuseries Breaking Big. Lee also directed and created the music-based true crime series Silenced, as well as The Cook Up with the Bronx chefs Ghetto Gastro for Spotify, and executive produced the sneaker docuseries Detroit Rubber alongside Eminem.
Lee is also prolific 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 and his work have also been featured in the New York Times, Variety, Salon, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Deadline, EW, GQ, and LA Weekly. Lee cut his teeth at Lionsgate before forming also his own production company CALICO. Lee is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.