Tricia Lee grew up in Toronto and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Film and Video specialized Honours program at York University. She traveled to England to study Media Production at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and worked in L.A. for a year. Tricia owns her own production company A Film Monkey Production Inc., through which she has produced and directed several award-winning films. She directed her first feature Clean Break with Dark Hope Entertainment and Geordie Sabbagh Productions in 2011 and her second feature, Silent Retreat, in 2012.
Other past projects include Searching For Wonder, winner of the Reel Asian Charles Street Video Pitch Award, Bravo!FACT grant and NFB FAP award. Paper Tulips for YTV through the CFTPA Corus Young Filmmaker Initiative. The Bravo!FACT Marv Freetell’s Wedding Day which won a Special Jury Award at Houston Worldfest. She won The N Youth Drama Pitch at the Banff Television Festival and the Kodak Audience Choice Award for the TV series pitch Waiting in the Wings. Tricia placed second at the SUNTV Convergence Pitch at the WIFT Summit for her Street Racing PSA that offered mentorship to youth. She was selected to participate in the NBC Universal Development Incubator for the feature script Lost Souls. She has also worked as a field producer / director for Kids CBC and Fraud Squad on Discovery Channel and produced the Ontario Arts Council short The Old Ways, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Paul was excited to talk with this very accomplished filmmaker about her career thus far, her feature films and where she’s headed in the future.
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