Wendy J.N. Lee

Film Writer/Director

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Wendy J.N. Lee is a film writer/director and author from Los Angeles. 

Her debut feature film, “PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey," (2014) is an adventure documentary about the Himalayan environmental crisis (executive produced by Michelle Yeoh, narrated by Daryl Hannah) that won 10 festival awards, and screened at BAFTA (London), United Nations (NY), and over 50 other venues around the world. [The Hollywood Reporter review]

Lee speaks at universities and forums on filmmaking and current issues of the Himalayas, and her book on Northern India, "Forever Ladakh," was released by Roli Books in late 2016. She advises, mentors, and teaches on media development in underrepresented mountain regions, focusing on indigenous voices. 

Lee’s award-winning comedy short film, “Three Times Me” (sponsored by Vanity Fair and Banana Republic) screened at 40+ film festivals and was selected by Spotlight Cinema 2014 for nationwide release at 100 movie theaters. Lee's music videos and shorts have been distributed by MTV Networks and Fox Searchlight on broadcast television, DVD, and online. Lee has also worked with brands such as Coca-Cola and Cisco Systems, along with several non-profits and international NGO's.

In Fall 2017, Lee's feature screenplay, "The MisKids," was selected as a Finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival, and a Semi-Finalist in the Napa Valley Film Festival. She is currently staffed on a new Netflix series.

Lee is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts (MFA Film Production 2008) and Boston College (BA Philosophy 2003), and is a former Writer/Director Fellow of Film Independent's talent lab, Project:Involve (2009). Hobbies include surfing, parkour, and performing stand-up and improv comedy.