"Creative story telling through a constant state of discovery & evolution has always been a goal of mine."
Born in North Carolina, started his career right out of high school with George Lucas in Japan. The George Lucas Super Live Adventure was the worlds first Hi- tech, 25 million dollar live show celebrating the 20 year anniversary to Lucas Films.
Strongly reinforcing his love for film and entertainment, he moved to Los Angeles working on many of Hollywood's largest blockbusters. With over 20 years of experience in action and Second-Unit Directing, Whittaker has diligently taken that knowledge in pursuit of directing.
After two decades of being behind the lens as an Second-Unit Director Lee found himself in another country where a situation with homeless children brought forth a life changing moment and became the inspiration for CATCHING FIREFLIES, his film debut as writer/director.
Committed to reaching his full potential as a director, Whittaker is in a constant state of writing, learning, and discovering with multiple projects.
"Telling stories through the action side of motion pictures has led my career to work with top writer/directors in the business which has in turn given me the knowledge to begin my own path as a writer and director.
Catching Fireflies Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Fantasy A young girl attempting to escape the misfortunes of living on the streets of Skid Row Los Angeles through the power of her mystical imagination; while simultaneously trying to protect the bond with her addict mother.
AIMEE Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Drama Returning from Afghanistan, Jessica, a Spec OPS Marine, finds herself in a war she never imagined and discovers middle America suburbia has changed when her thirteen year old sister, Aimee, is abducted by sex traffickers.