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Quentin Lee (b. 1971, Hong Kong) is a film writer and director. He is most notable for Ethan Mao (2004), Drift (2000), Flow (1996), and the film short To Ride a Cow (1993). Lee also co-directed Shopping For Fangs (1997) with Justin Lin, known for his controversial film Better Luck Tomorrow (2002). Lee's films are noticeable for containing male lead characters who are Asian and gay, two minority groups generally not seen as lead characters in mainstream Hollywood films.
Born in Hong Kong, Lee immigrated to Montreal, Canada, when he was 16. He attended UC Berkeley, Yale University and UCLA for his B.A. in English, M.A. in English and M.F.A. in Film Directing respectively.
Lee founded Margin Films in 1996 as a production company; Margin Films moved into film distribution starting with the film Bugis Street.
Lee's first foray into documentary film, 0506HK (2007), premiered July 2007 at the Vancouver International Film Centre Hong Kong Stories film series, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. The film explored his personal and political perspectives on whether to return to Hong Kong, as well as the evolving cultural and social climate, through interviews with family members and friends living and working in both Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
In October 2009 Lee's graphic novel Campus Ghost Story, created in collaboration with artist John Hahn was published by Fresh Fear, an imprint of Margin Films.
Lee's film The People I've Slept With premiered at the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival in North America, internationally at the 2009 Sￃﾣo Paulo International Film Festival, the 2010 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in Asia, and the 2010 Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in Europe.
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