Grace Lee’s most recent feature film, which takes place during the 2012 presidential campaign, JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed AMERICAN ZOMBIE, which premiered at Slamdance and SXSW before being released by Cinema Libre. She also produced and directed THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, a feature documentary that was called "ridiculously entertaining" by New York Magazin, broadcast on Sundance Channel and is distributed by Women Make Movies.
Grace received her MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School, where her thesis film BARRIER DEVICE, won a Student Academy Award and Directors Guild of America award, screened in dozens of festivals, aired on Sundance Channel, and is distributed by Shorts International. She is the recipient of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Digital Media, a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, the PPP Pusan Prize as well as funding from the NEA, Center for Asian American Media, UCLA Institute for American Cultures and others. Other documentary credits include BEST OF THE WURST, which is permanently featured at the Currywurst Museum in Berlin and CAMP ARIRANG.
Grace is currently in post-production on the feature documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: about 97-year-old Detroit philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs and is developing other fiction and documentary work. She has also taught production courses at UCLA Film School, UC-Irvine Department of Studio Art, and at Objectifs Film and Photography Center in Singapore and has appeared on panels and guest lectures ranging from the True/False Film Festival, the PEN/Faulkner Center, Stanford University, Scribe Video Center, UC Berkeley, the Smithsonian Institution, and many others.