Under his Hollywood-based banner Margin Films, filmmaker Quentin Lee represents a wide swath of constituencies, but in-your-face provocateur is a moniker he prefers most. Lee is Asian American, a native of Hong Kong, to be precise. As his films indicate, Lee is an out, gay man.
This month Lee’s career will enjoy an harmonic convergence of projects old and new and as distinct and diverse as their author when they screen in West Hollywood, Hollywood and Westwood:
On May 4th, a serial killer film Lee produced, CHiNK, the directorial debut of Stanley Yung, will enjoy its world premiere and go on the market for distribution at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The screening is at 9:30pm at the DGA. The Carpet precedes the screening at 8:30pm.
ON May 10th, Wolf Releasing and Paladin will open WHITE FROG, directed by Lee, at the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and at Laemmle's Pasadena Playhouse. White Frog is an emotional teen drama starring Twlight’s Booboo Stewart, Law and Order SVU and Oz’ BD Wong, Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., The Last Emperor’s Joan Chen, Wizard of Waverly Place’s Gregg Sulkin and Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey.
ON May 18th, The UCLA Film & Television Archive will screen FLOW, a compilation of experimental cinematic short stories produced, edited, written and directed by Lee; and DRIFT, a Los Angeles Gen-X drama written and directed by Lee that became a hit on the gay and lesbian film festival circuit and was sold to Wellspring Media. Flow and Drift will screen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village as part of the Archive's Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project, an initiative dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting LGBT films.
Lee’s other films include Shopping for Fangs, Ethan Mao and The People I’ve Slept With. He also produced Ringo Le’s forthcoming comedy Big Gay Love.