Kevin B Lee is a leading producer of the online video essay, with over 200 works to his name. He is also a pioneer in a new form of filmmaking called Desktop Documentary, which treats the computer screen as both a camera lens and a canvas, to depict and question the ways we explore the world through the virtual interface. Kevin will present his fresh approach to capturing 21st century reality.
Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and producer of over 200 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning video essay “Transformers: The Premake” was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and selected for the Berlinale Film Festival Critics Week, Rotterdam Film Festival, Viennale Film Festival and True/False Film Fest. He is Founding Editor and Chief Video Essayist at Fandor and founding partner of dGenerate Films (a distribution company for independent Chinese cinema). He was supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Slate and Indiewire. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Film Video New Media and Animation and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Moderation by Nick Twemlow
Nick Twemlow’s film and video works have played Athens, ICDOCS, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, and many other film festivals. He is a recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation honorarium in filmmaking, and also serves as co-editor of Canarium Books. He teaches creative writing and film at Coe College.