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Tricia Lee is an accomplished AAPI female filmmaker whose ability to blend heart-warming and heart-breaking stories with uplifting humor has earned her recognition on the Black List x 3: GOOD CHANCE (2020), IDOL (2021) and AMERICAN DREAMS (2023) .  As a fellow of the SONY Diverse TV Writers Program, Tricia creates from a Canadian perspective, exploring themes of belonging, voicelessness, and shared humanity through the lens of the American Dream.  Her feature script, GOOD CHANCE has received numerous accolades, including being a top 50 finalist in The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, winning the grand prize at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Screenplay Competition, a top 14 finalist Universal Studios Writers Program, on the CAPE List and being selected for the prestigious Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop and The Writers Lab (supported by Meryl Streep & Nicole Kidman).


A CDDP Commerical Director finalist, Tricia's impressive directing credits include working with top talent such as Eva Longoria (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), Simu Liu (Marvel's SHANG-CHI), Ingrid Rogers (BOSCH), and Rachel Hilson (THIS IS US).  She has written a pilot for and will be a showrunner of the animated anthology A BANQUET FOR HUNGRY GHOSTS produced by 108 Media. Lee has directed 3 award-winning features including BLOOD HUNTERS, which sold to Hulu and was presented in Cannes by Frontieres and SILENT RETREAT, which was theatrically released across Canada and sold to NBC Universal’s Chiller Network.


CDDP Commercial Directors Program - Finalist

The 2023 Black List (AMERICAN DREAMS)

The 2021 Black List (IDOL)

The 2020 Black List (GOOD CHANCE)

The CAPE List

The Academy Nicholl Fellowship - Top 50 Finalist

SONY TV Writers Fellowship

The Writers Lab (supported by Meryl Streep & Nicole Kidman)

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest - Winner

Cinequest Best Feature Screenplay - Winner

Athena List - Winner

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Features - Winner

Sundance - Second Rounder

The Young & Hungry List

Outfest Screenplay Lab - Finalist

Nashville Screenplay - Finalist

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay - Finalist

Page International Awards - Semifinalist

The BitchList - Top 5

Lena Waithe's Hello Lab - Finalist

The Black List Women In Film Residency - Semifinalist

Breaking Through The Lens - Finalist


Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop

Athena Screenwriting Lab

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab

National Screen Institute TV Director's Bootcamp (Canada)


Triangle Of Sadness


Essentialism by Greg McKeown

How To Do The Work by Dr. Nicole Lepera

Dare To Lead by Brene Brown


Les Intouchables

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Short Term 12

The Greatest Showman

Ex Machina

Up In The Air

Moulin Rouge

Romeo + Juliet


Requiem For A Dream

Good Will Hunting

Billy Elliot

Battle Royale

Mother (by Bong Joon Ho)



The Last Of Us

Ted Lasso

Normal People

The Leftovers

Money Heist

Squid Game


Michael Goi - ROOKIE: FEDS (ABC)

Peter Deluise - SHADOWHUNTERS (Freeform | Netflix)

Jeff Woolnough - THE EXPANSE (Syfy | Alcon Television Group)

Erik Canuel - RANSOM (CBS | TF1 | Sienna Films)

Nancy Meyers - WALMART "The Box" for the Oscars®

Mary Lou Belli - BLACK LIGHTNING (CW) - virtual shadow


Joan Scheckel

Judith Weston

Larry Moss

Tom Todoroff


I used to own four condos which I rented out on AirBNB.  My husband and I would decide where we were going to sleep depending on which one was empty.  


In 2013, Mark and I had been talking about getting married for a while. One Thursday night, in July, we found out that my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Mark asked me, why don't we get married sooner? We looked at the calendar and the next two weekends, his dad was away on vacation. The week after that was my birthday and the week after that we were going away on vacation. So we decided to get married that weekend. We took the Friday off work and ran around the city getting our marriage license, rings, calling an officiant and photographer. We managed to get his parents and sister to agree to come and meet us the next day (Saturday) at my parents house, dress up and not ask questions. We told them we were going out for dinner.

An hour and a half before the ceremony, after helping dig up roots in the garden, we told my parents to dress up for dinner. My mom said she didn't want to go out, but we told her we have already paid for the reservation, so she had no choice.

We snuck Mark's family into my parents backyard and my parents were surprised to see everyone in their home.

We drove them to the park where the officiant and photographer met us by the pond and the goose poop. And on July 13, 2013, a hot, sunny (and sweaty) day, Mark and I surprised our immediate family by getting married.

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