Contributor

Sam Lee

Filmmaker

Sam Lee has been working in film for fourteen years. Originally
from Wales, she moved to New York to take up a teaching post in Harlem. After five years she changed careers, working in a commercial editing house for two years before moving into television.

She has since edited and produced numerous projects for NBC News, CBS News, The Learning Channel, Bravo, VH1 and a variety of shows for MTV. In addition, she has edited a number of promotional films for non-profit organizations, most notably, Amnesty International. In early 2000, Sam began working on feature documentary films. Her projects include; Trading Women, a film which focuses on sex trafficking of minority women in South East Asia and was released on PBS in April 2003. She co-directed and edited Pleasure and Pain, a 90-minute film on the musician Ben Harper that was released on DVD and distributed by 7th Art Releasing nationwide. She field-produced and edited 270 Miles from Graceland a two-hour concert film on the Bonnarroo Music Festival in
Tennessee. In 2002, Sam directed and produced her first feature documentary, The Perfect Life which premiered at the Slamdance film festival in 2006 and has since had a television premiere and been released on DVD. In 2008, Sam traveled for a year in India and South East Asia and it was a chance encounter with two clowns on a roof in Kolkotta, which lead to her current documentary project, Send in the Clowns. In addition to directing Sam has written multiple television and film scripts with writing partner and Send in the Clowns producer, Michelle Schiefen. Sam continues to work on a number of highly rated reality and comedy shows for various television network while pursuing her documentary career.

February 5, 2013

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