Lee Chavis' writing career began with his first novel A Dance in Paradise, originally published in 2009 and later reissued in 2010 by Amazon.
Lee's interest in entertaining audiences led him to filmmaking. Shortly after A Dance in Paradise was released, Lee wrote, directed and produced the novel's trailer now featured on YouTube and Vimeo. In 2013, he wrote, directed and acted in a short film Daydreams of an Author with fellow Stage 32 member Sam Garrett. The soundtrack Raizes was composed by João Agusto Frias, also a Stage 32 member.
Around the summer of 2012, Lee began collaborating on a feature film with Stage 32 member Karim Lounes called The Last Immortal. The story is about a warlock who seeks revenge against a chemist for an ancient ritual gone awry. Lee and Karim finished the script in 2014, which is now in development and listed on IMDB.
Lee's latest screenwriting project is The War Necklace, in collaboration with Stage 32 member Conchita Franco Serri. The story is about love, betrayal and a family divided during the Venezuelan wars of independence. The script is expected to be finished by early summer 2017.
Name: Lee Chavis
Lives in: Norfolk, Virginia
Occupation: Screenwriter, Author and Producer
A Dance in Paradise (Trailer)
Video by Ask For Media (Drama) Writer, Director, Camera Book Trailer for A Dance in Paradise (2010)
A Dance in Paradise
Print (Drama and Thriller) Author Sam T. Powerhouse is a rising star in his family. But when his grandfather dies a week before fall semester exams, Sam's paradise suddenly becomes the greatest trial of his life as he faces a conflicted past, hapless encounters with women, and a stalker who wants him dead.
The War Necklace
Film (Drama) Writer A 19th century Venezuelan tycoon sets sail for Spain to seek a favorable business deal, only to discover that the king has conned him into returning valuable pearls while plotting to take over his empire.
The Last Immortal
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Writer Rivers McKinley develops a drug hoping to cure his ailing wife, only to discover that he needs to find a compatible blood donor to make the drug work. With time running out, an old nemesis from a past life resurfaces, plotting to ruin McKinley's plans as revenge for an ancient ritual gone awry.
Film (Action) Writer While X-7 secret agent Ryan Pascal hunts down the men responsible for murdering his parents, a detective uncovers evidence that may imperil the life of Ryan's wife as she investigates a drug and human smuggling operation linked to the CIA.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)