Evelyn Lee

Evelyn Lee (李乃萱) is an award-winning filmmaker, the founder, owner, and creative director of her studio EL, where she oversees the creative and strategic direction of the studio, its services, and its projects.

Lee is a director, writer, producer, and distributor. She also has experience in editing, cinematography, acting, and line producing. She has written & directed a number of short narrative films, worked on narrative & documentary films in varying capacities, and created branded content. Helping other filmmakers, Lee is also a consultant with a focus on guiding others through distribution.

Lee’s often explores stories about identity that stem from her Chinese-American culture, and makes films in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Her films have screened at many festivals worldwide. The Name with No Face, the first documentary film Lee directed, had a limited release theatrically through self-distribution in August 2016, and became one of 61 eligible entries for Oscars® consideration.

She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, is a photographer, a musician and composer, and is usually based in New York City.


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