2015 Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival angel awards

Official Jury Member EUN-AH LEE

Cinematographer Eun-ah Lee has emerged as a young talent in independent cinema, expressing the core emotion of every story through her atmospheric style and dazzling camera work.

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Eun-ah’s love of art developed in her youth. She landed her first commissioned painting project at age 12, and continued practicing her art after she moved to the States where she attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts in directing and cinematography. It was at this time that she began to develop her filmic style by incorporating her cultural background and artistic training into her work. To date she has shot more than 50 films.

She is known for her work on "Blackbird" starring Oscar winner Mo'Nique, released theatrically on IMAX and featured on CNN, "A Song Still Inside", winning the Best Cinematography Award at the Gene Art Film Festival in New York, Milcho Manchevski’s "Thursday", which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and "Sea Is All I Know", starring Melissa Leo, which was an Oscar semi-finalist. Her works have screened worldwide, including at the Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Pusan, Hong Kong and Los Angeles film festivals.

Eun-ah Lee’s talents are versatile and hardly limited to cinematography. As an editor, her work on the feature film "Seeds" was selected for the 2015 Independent Film Project Filmmaker Lab, which selects only 10 films from around the world. She also works as one of the top colorists for movies and TV networks in New York City, where she is able to utilize her skills as a painter.

Lee’s work has been featured in the media and in publications such as CNN News, The View, NBC News, Deadline, The New York Times, Variety, NPR, Indiewire, Hollywood Reporters, The Village Voice, and Times of India.

Eun-ah Lee is currently developing her feature as writer and director, a semi-biographical film that follows four friends of different race growing up together in a Brooklyn ghetto in New York. The film looks at friendships that become rivalries in a world of crime, exploring themes of betrayal and loyalty.