Chris Lee wrote/directed Yellow, a $150,000 independently financed feature film about eight Asian-American teens whose graduation night culminates in a crime that will change their lives forever. Yellow was invited to over a dozen film festivals, including the Slamdance Dramatic Competition 1998, Singapore International 1998, and the Los Angeles Film Festival 1997. The film was released theatrically by Phaedra Cinema and worldwide by Cinema Arts. Yellow garnered high critical praise from publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert), the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and the Village Voice. Awards included the 1999 Golden Ring Award for Best Independent Feature Film and the 1997 Gold Carp 1st Place Audience Award. In 2001 Chris directed television at Singapore’s Media Corp Studios for Channel 5 (English). Chris has also directed music videos for Asian American artists Seam and the Mountain Brothers, which have aired on MTV. He graduated from the USC School of Cinema.
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