Photo by Kristina Ruddick

Photo by Kristina Ruddick

WHAT SHE'S BEEN UP TO...

about sherren

Sherren Lee is a Director born in Taiwan, bred in Montreal and currently located in Toronto.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 2007 and is a 2014 alumna of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Directors' Lab at the Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre.  She was named as The Hollywood Reporter’s one of fifteen 2018 Canada’s Rising Stars. In 2017, she was selected as one of Women In View's 'Five in Focus' Directors. 

Her latest short film The Things You Think I'm Thinking won the Grand Jury Award for Best International Narrative Short Film at Outfest 2018, AWFJ EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival 2017, the Special Jury Prize at the Canadian Film Festival 2018, two Golden Sheaf Awards for Best Director Fiction and Best Multicultural at the Yorkton Film Festival 2018, the Best Canadian Short Award at Inside Out Toronto 2018 and OutEast Queer Film Festival 2018, has been in competition at over twenty festivals including Slamdance 2018SXSW 2018 and continues its festival run.

Sherren directs on Shaftesbury's Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Back Alley and Muse Entertainment’s Coroner (CBC) and Sinking Ship Entertainment's acclaimed series Odd Squad (PBS, TVO) and Dino Dana (Amazon, TVO & Yoopa).

Her short film Benjamin was one of four shorts selected to be developed and produced through the CFC Short Dramatic Film Program. The film has screened at TIFF 2015, AFF 2015, Inside Out Ottawa LGBT Film Festival 2015, WIFT-T Showcase 2016 (Best Screenplay Award), Festival Vues d'En Face 2016Yorkton Film Festival 2016 (Golden Sheaf Award), Seattle International Film Festival 2016, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2016, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2016, Palm Springs International ShortsFest 2016, Stony Brook Film Festival 2016, North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Fetival 2016, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival 2016 and Miami Short Film Festival 2016.

In February 2014, Lee launched a five episode web series entitled Someone Not There.  The series was an official selection at the LA Web Series Festival 2014 (Outstanding Series, Writing, Directing, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Score, Sound Design, Cinematography, and Editing), TO Web Fest 2014, Miami Web Fest 2014DC Web Fest 2014 (Silver Award Winner), Urban Mediamakers Film Festival 2014 (Best Web Series & Best Romantic Web Series) and HollyWeb Festival 2015.

Sherren was the Associate Producer on the hidden camera comedy series for City, Meet the Family with Showrunner Derek Harvie. Her previous experience include working as a Line Producer/Production Manager and 1st AD on various productions, including documentary for TSN, The 13th Man by Larry Weinstein, and documentary series for APTN, Finding Our Talk 3 with Mushkeg Media.