Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997, Quentin Lee’s first feature Shopping for Fangs opened to critical acclaim during its limited theatrical release in the U.S. Lee wrote, co-directed (with Justin Lin), produced and self-distributed Shopping for Fangs through Margin Films, a company he founded in 1997.
Following the buzz of Fangs, Lee wrote and directed Drift, a drama that became a hit on the film festival circuit and was sold to Wellspring Media. It was also released theatrically to strong reviews in Los Angeles.
Praised as a “perceptive illumination of Asian American life… at once a tender love story and a psychological suspense drama,” Ethan Mao, Lee’s third feature as a writer/director, had its world premiered at AFI Fest and sold to many territories, winning the Audience Award at the Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Quentin’s fourth feature The People I’ve Slept With, a sexy romantic comedy and festival hit, was sold to Viacom’s Logo and Cinedigm.
Distributed by Fortissimo Films internationally and Wolfe Releasing in North America, his latest feature White Frog is an emotional teen drama starring Twlight’s Booboo Stewart, Law and Order SVU’s 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.
Quentin has also recently produced #1 Serial Killer (2013) and Big Gay Love (2013), and directed a short comedy film titled “Secret and Toys” winning awards at several film festivals. He has just finished directing an educational children’s short film “Operation Marriage” with Mindy Cohn and Tamlyn Tomita.
Most currently, he is in post-production for his sixth feature, a thriller titled The Unbidden with Tamlyn Tomita, Michelle Krusiec, Julia Nickson, Amy Hill, Elizabeth Sung and Karin Anna Cheung.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, he went to high school in Montréal holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in English from Yale University, and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UCLA.
2016 The Unbidden
2013 White Frog
2009 The People I’ve Slept With
2007 0506HK (first documentary feature)
2004 Ethan Mao
1997 Shopping for Fangs (co-directed with Justin Lin)
李孟熙生於香港，後移民加拿大蒙特利爾，於加州大學柏克萊分校及耶魯大學修讀文學，並在加州大學洛杉磯分校攻讀導演及電影製作。拍攝實驗錄像出身，早期短片曾在國內外超過30個影展放映，也曾以自己在柏克萊的校園生活點滴作為題材，撰寫並出版小說Dress Like a Boy。
2016 《不请自来》 （The Unbidden)
2013 《白色蛙》 （White Frog）
2009 《姣妹日記》(The People I‘ve Slept With)
2008 《中文同級生》(A Chinese Class) (紀錄短片)
2007 《無浪城市》(0506HK) (首部紀錄長片)
2004 《志同盜合》(Ethan Mao)
1997 《人海奇花》(Shopping for Fangs) (林詣彬合導)
1996 《我心所向》(Flow) (短片結集)