Tricia Lee is an accomplished and versatile director-writer who earned her US Green Card as an “artist of extraordinary ability” with Canadian and British citizenship. She brings integrity and generous leadership to all 11 shorts and 3 award-winning features she’s directed. Lee has been recognized as one of Hollywood’s Top New Writers on the Young & Hungry List and the BitchList. MOTHER-DAUGHTER, her feature script was named on The Black List’s CAPE List, semifinalist The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, grand prize winner of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition, winner Cinequest Best Feature Screenplay, winner Athena List, winner WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Features, second-rounder Sundance Lab and selected for the prestigious Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop. Attached are Janet Yang (Joy Luck Club) as producer and Kheng Tan Hua (Crazy Rich Asians, Kung Fu Series) as lead actress.
Tricia crafts resonant, vulnerable and layered feature films and each project is grounded in meaning and uncomfortable truths. Of note, she is attached as director to SONATA, a feature being produced by Viola Davis’ company JuVee Productions and will be directing a William Hung (American Idol) biopic which she also wrote, produced by Don Handfield (The Founder), Tony and Tim Bui (won Sundance Grand Jury Prize & Audience Choice Award). Her third feature, BLOOD HUNTERS sold to Hulu and was presented in Cannes by Frontieres. To make this film, Tricia successfully converted 19 tech investors from the highly-sought-after Angel Investment Networks, into movie investors … an unprecedented and laudable feat! SILENT RETREAT, won Best Canadian Feature –Toronto After Dark, and was theatrically released across Canada with a 2-week run in Toronto. The creature-feature was picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures and VVS and sold to NBC Universal’s Chiller Network.
Her deep desire to pierce, unite and inspire people’s hearts around the world, pushes her to continuously create. Her heart-breaking, yet heart-warming shorts include MEETING MOMMY (Simu Liu MARVEL’S SHANG-CHI) which was a semi-finalist in the NBC Universal Short Film Festival and went viral on Youtube’s Trending List.
Embracing every opportunity to grow in her field, she has benefited from shadowing mentorships from Jeff Woolnough on SyFy’s THE EXPANSE, Erik Canuel, producing director on CBS’ RANSOM, Peter Deluise on Freeform’s SHADOWHUNTERS and the highly-regarded powerhouse - Nancy Meyers on the “Walmart Box” Oscars® commercial starring Hans Zimmer. She was one of a select few to complete the Corus Diversity TV Director’s Program through the National Screen Institute in Canada.
A not-so-ordinary life took Tricia Lee from teaching piano after 10 years of studying the instrument, to living in England for a year, to 8 years in experiential marketing, to owning 4 AirBNB condos (which she lives in-between when they are empty), to having a surprise wedding within 24 hours of being engaged, to riding a motorcycle, to scuba-diving, to hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu -- and the adventure continues...