Lee Davis

Lee Davis
(Bronx, NYC, USA)

Born and raised in the Northeast Bronx, Lee Davis credits his love of filmmaking to his father taking him to the movies at a young age.

After graduating from Fordham University in the Bronx, Davis worked at Tower Records in the village a job that afforded him the opportunity to work on films while still drawing a salary.
A chance meeting with Spike Lee in Tower Records turned into the opportunity of a lifetime.

Davis apprenticed with Spike Lee at 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks on such films as Malclom X, Crooklyn, Jungle Fever and Mo Better Blues.

Following Davis’ short film A Gut Feeling in 1999 starring Saul Williams and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, executive produced by Spike Lee and produced by Shan Browning and John Murchison.
The film premiered at the Noosa Film Festival in Australia, Urban-world Film Festival in New York, and was seen nationwide on The Sci-Fi Channel.

In 2000 Lee Davis was named as one of Variety Magazine’s Top Ten Screenwriters To Watch.
That year he wrote and directed 3AM , developed by The Sundance Institute.
The Showtime Original film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and starred Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Michelle Rodriguez, executive-produced by Spike Lee.
The film garnered Davis two cable nominations including Best Director.

In 2001 Lee Davis wrote & directed Flicker a Hi-Def long form short film for the Sci-Fi Channel.
That year Miramax purchased his original screenplay, Dance On Two.

In 2003 Davis served as a screenwriter advisor at the prestigious Oaxaca (formerly Sundance) Screenwriting Lab in Mexico, to Latin American screenwriters.

In 2004 Davis directed Christmas At Waters Edge, starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Pooch Hall, and Tom Bosley.

In 2013 Davis directed West Side Girl an 11 minute short film for the artist Bilal.

In 2009 Lee Davis directed Romance Is Served, a documentary that is an ˝intimate entertainment experience˝ about romance in Los Angeles.
The film premiered at the 2009 Belize Film Festival and received the award for Best Documentary.

2009 marked the theatrical release of Davis’ documentary hoop reality which chronicles the lives of schoolyard legend Arthur Agee, and Patrick Beverley, a prolific high school scorer.
In 2007 Davis directed The King & I, a film component of the Los Angles presentation of Susan Lori Parks prestigious ˝365 plays in 365 Days.˝

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