Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997, Quentin Lee's first feature Shopping for Fangs opened to critical acclaim during its limited theatrical release in the U.S. Lee wrote, co-directed (with Justin Lin), produced and self- distributed Shopping for Fangs through Margin Films, a company he founded in 1997.
Following the buzz of Fangs, Lee wrote and directed Drift, a drama that became a hit on the gay and lesbian film festival circuit and was sold to Wellspring Media. It was also released theatrically to strong reviews in Los Angeles.
Praised as a "perceptive illumination of Asian American life... at once a tender love story and a psychological suspense drama," Ethan Mao, Lee's third feature as a writer/director, had its world premiered at AFI Fest and sold to many territories, winning the Audience Award at the Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Quentin's fourth feature The People I've Slept With, a sex comedy and festival hit, was sold to Viacom's Logo and Maya Entertainment.
To be distributed by Fortissimo Films internationally and Wolfe Releasing in North America, his latest feature White Frog is an emotional teen drama starring Twlight's Booboo Stewart, Law and Order SVU's BD Wong, Glee's Harry Shum Jr., The Last Emperor's Joan Chen, Wizard of Waverly Place's Gregg Sulkin and Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey .
Quentin has also recently produced Chink (2013) and Big Gay Love (2013) and is preparation for a new thriller feature titled The English Major and the marriage equality short film "Operation Marriage."
Born and raised in Hong Kong, he went to high school in Montreal holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in English from Yale University, and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UCLA.