Film producer Steve Nguyen profiles Quentin Lee, an Asian gay film writer and director. He is most notable for Ethan Mao (2004), Drift (2000), Flow (1996), and the film short To Ride a Cow (1993). Lee also co-directed Shopping For Fangs with Justin Lin, known for his controversial film Better Luck Tomorrow. Lee’s films are noticeable for containing male lead characters who are Asian and gay, two minority groups generally not seen as lead characters in mainstream Hollywood films. Born in Hong Kong, Lee immigrated to Montreal, Canada, when he was 16. He attended UC Berkeley, Yale University and UCLA for his BA in English, MA in English and MFA in Film Directing respectively. Lee’s first foray into documentary film, 0506HK, premiered July 2007 at the Vancouver International Film Centre Hong Kong Stories film series, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. The film explored his personal and political perspectives on whether to return to Hong Kong, as well as the evolving cultural and social climate, through interviews with family members and friends living and working in both Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Lee is currently in the post-production process of his new feature film titled “The People I’ve Slept With” alongside Koji Steven Sakai which stars Karin Anna Cheung, Wilson Cruz, Archie Kao, and James Shigueta. Copyright © 2009 Stickblade Incorporated, Steve Nguyen FlipHD. All rights reserved.
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