Grace Lee

Active - 1966 - 2020  |   Genres - Culture & Society, Comedy

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Writer/director Grace Lee attended UCLA film school and rocketed to the top of her class, distinguishing herself by scripting and helming the multi-award-winning thesis film Barrier Device. Thereafter, Lee received many laurels for her gutsy and unflinching muckraking documentaries, on subjects ranging from Asian stereotypes to military prostitution. It was somewhat ironic, then, that she achieved her broadest acclaim and recognition for a fiction film: American Zombie, an inventive mockumentary about "the undead" roaming the streets of contemporary Los Angeles and unsuccessfully attempting to settle among normal civilians. Lee tackled the project alongside fellow UCLA alumnus John Solomon.

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