James Lee

James Lee

Trained as a graphic designer, self-taught film maker James LEE (1973, Malaysia) began directing for the theatre before venturing into video and film making. Since 2001, when he directed his first fiction film Snipers, he has been a prolific film maker. He has also produced Amir Muhammad’s award-winning documentary The Big Durian (2003) and Ho Yuhang’s Sanctuary (2004). Lee also works as a director of photography for many independent shorts and features. His short film Gerhana is part of 15Malaysia (2009), an omnibus film that consists of 15 short films by 15 Malaysian film makers.


Filmography

Ah Yu´s Story (1998, short), Think Positive! (1999, short), Survivor (1999, short), Sunflowers (2001, short), Snipers (2001), Beautiful Man (2001, short), Ah Beng Returns (2001), Emu Kwan´s Tragic Breakfast (2002, short), 6horts #1Lost (2002, short), 6horts #2 (2002), Room to Let (2002), Goodbye (2003, short), Teatime with John (2003, short), The Beautiful Washing Machine (2004), Goodbye to Love (2004, short), Visits: Hungry Ghosts Anthology: Waiting for Them (2004), A Moment for Love (2005, short), Bernafas dalam lumpur (2005, short), Nian ni ru xi/Before We Fall in Love Again (2006), Dang wo men tong zai yi/ Things We Do When We Fall in Love (2007), Waiting for Love (2007), Bernafas dalam lumpur/ Breathing in Mud (2008, TV), Histeria (2008), Call If You Need Me (2009), 15Malaysia (2009, omnibus film)

James Lee at IFFR

15Malaysia

15Malaysia

Project of fifteen short films, made by the new generation of Malaysian film makers. In a couple of minutes, they posit their vision of today's Malaysia. Among them is Yasmin Ahmad, who died suddenly in 2009, and who in her film comments on racial segregation.

Ho Yuhang, Yasmin Ahmad, James Lee, Woo Ming Jin, Amir Muhammad, Tan Chui Mui, Liew Seng Tat, Johan John, Khairil Bahar, Kamal Sabran, Desmond Ng, Linus Chung, Benji Lim, Bahir Yeusuff, Nam Ron, Jordan Suleiman, Mussadique Suleiman
  • 85'

  • Malaysia

IFFR 2010

European premiere