Screen Services

Alex lee is an established screen industry leader and practitioner. He is currently Chair of Film Auckland Inc., the Auckland screen industry leader. Alex co-founded the Documentary NZ Trust which comprises the Doc Edge International Documentary Film Festival, Screen Edge Forum, Doc Pitch, Story Edge, Docs 4 Schools and advocacy/training programmes to support the documentary and digital interactive screen industry.

He has been a presenter in screen industry events in Thailand, China, Germany, Malaysia and Tahiti. Alex also was a key juror in various international film festivals in Germany, Netherlands and China. He is very familiar with sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, broadcasters, funders and international documentary organisations.

He is an active practitioner as well working in documentary, transmedia and fiction projects. A number of films he worked as director or producer as well as originated, have gone on to international festivals and won numerous awards. This includes the award winning theatrical films, Hip Hop-erationand The Last Magic Show and various short fiction & documentary films. He has been supporting numerous projects including Eye on The Ball which will soon be released. Currently he has been focussed on developing international co-productions with Asia and Europe.

Alex has provided support and advice to numerous films including 2018 feature documentary She Shears.

He also founded The Asian NZ Film Foundation and Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts.

Alex has extensive local and international contacts.

Services (Legal & Producing)

  • Development

    Identifying the story and audience, proposal development, teaser/trailer advice/ pitching advice, funding and follow-up, closing.

  • Production

    Executive/Associate Producer/Producer’s rep working in business management of the project.

  • Impact Producing

  • Transmedia

    Transmedia platforms for the projects.

  • Post-production

    Delivery strategy i.e. world sales, distribution, exhibition opportunities, festival and sales strategy.

Film Projects

Alex  has been involved with many film projects some of which have been critically acclaimed and shown internationally. He works in fiction & documentary across short, TV, feature and interactive formats.

SHE SHEARS

Feature Documentary (2018)

EYE ON THE BALL

Theatrical Documentary (2018)

HIP HOP-ERATION

Feature Documentary (2014)

LOVE & LUKSAAH

Short Documentary (2006-2007)

MONTEREY

Feature Documentary (2015)

THE LAST MAGIC SHOW

Feature Fiction (2005 – 2006)

SONG OF THE HUNTED

Feature Fiction (2002 – 2003)

Additional Projects

BROKEN JOURNEY

A feature narrative film about a young Chinese woman who comes to New Zealand to find out about her grandfather who came to NZ as a gold miner and never returned home to China. CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT https://www.traileraddict.com/sneak-out/lets-go

JOURNEY HOME

A feature documentary film about one Maori man’s mission to find the whereabouts of the capsized SS Ventnor which was travelling from NZ back to China to return the remains of the Chinese gold miners that were on board.  He faces opposition from some members of the the local Chinese community whereas others favoured completing the journey of the remains so that the spirits of the departed do not linger aimlessly lost in the afterlife. CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

WALK WITH ME

A Television New Zealand made for TV documentary. When a privileged young Kiwi sets out to help an impoverished wheelchair bound Fijian boy her motivation comes into question and she is forced to face her addiction.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/walk-with-me/episodes/s1-e1

SNEAK OUT

A NZ Film Commission and Asia NZ Foundation supported short film. Lisa, a teenager in search of freedom, sneaks out one night in defiance of her father. Harvey Wallbangers, a spa pool, and midnight lanterns what else will the night bring?

https://www.traileraddict.com/sneak-out/lets-go

MAKARA AT MAKARA

Following vandalism of the Jewish cemeteries around NZ, this short documentary explores the events and the reactions of the local community at Makara, Wellington. Screen at the Warsaw Jewish International Film Festival.

SO FAR YET SO CLOSE

A Maori musician travels to China bringing his culture and music to local blind school children. This short film won Special mention on DOCNZ (2006) and Best Short Documentary at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival (2006).

WONG CHA CHA

A short film about a displaced elderly Singaporean man forges an unlikely friendship with a young European immigrant woman through their love for dance. Screened at the Rome Independent International Film Festival and Asia Film festival Aotearoa. Won Best Short Film at the Lincang International Micro-Film Festival.

YOU ALIEN

A made for TV feature film by Radio Television Hong Kong about Hong Kong family adjusting to life in Toronto. Shot entirely in Auckland.

KOALA’S PIZZA

A made for TV feature film by Radio Television Hong Kong about Hong Kong family visiting Queensland in search of koalas. Shot entirely in Queensland.