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 and teaches on media development in underrepresented mountain regions.
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 international non-profits.
This Fall, 2017, Lee's feature screenplay, "The MisKids," is a placing winner in four film festivals (including 2nd place in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival), and a finalist in five other competitions. She is currently staffed on a new TV 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.