Christian Lee started out as a talent agent in San Francisco at Stars, The Agency, then went into advertising sales at CBS Network before studying acting at the William Esper Studio in NYC. He won Best Actor at the Rome Italy Asian Film Fest 2004 for the Film “Outsiders”, as producer he was awarded Best Family Feature at the Houston International Film Fest 2008 for the Chinese movie “Slam” (acquired by Sony International). He directed voice overs for Japanese Anime into English. As acquisitions programming manager, he securing films for MediaCorp’s FilmArt. To hone his skills further as a writer, director, producer and editor he co-founded BananaMana Films, a multiple award-winning production company.
BananaMana Films Pte Ltd specialises in creating Asian scripted dramas in English for TV, Film and OTT platforms. Co-founded by Jason Chan and Christian Lee; both multi award-winning writers, directors and producers. These “New Wave’ filmmakers leverage advances in digital technology to the production workflow. Their 13 episodic TV series “What Do Men Want?” was awarded “Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series” at LA WebFest 2014. Their second series "Perfect Girl" received 16 international nominations and 7 awards, most notably: “Best Drama Series” (Toronto WebFest 2015), "Best International Web Series" (Atlanta WebFest 2014) and “Outstanding Drama Series” (LA WebFest 2015). Their most recent project “Bang Bang Club” recently won a Remi Award at Houston International Film Festival 2016, and has been nominated for Best Editing and Best Original Score at the Indie Series Awards in Los Angeles. BananaMana Films Showreel
Name: Christian Lee
Lives in: Singapore, Singapore
Company: BananaMana Films
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Voice Actor
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor A coming of age romance for anyone who's ever had a crush. Since high school, Stan and Jenny have had crushes on each other. They wrote letters to one another over school holidays but in person they barely spoke; sharing only the occasional lingering glance and smile. Over the years they fantasized about how perfect they would be as lovers. Ten years later they bump into each other and have the chance to make it a reality but it's not that simple; self doubt, fear of rejection, of losing their fantasies will hold them back from what could be the perfect union. Written by Anonymous
What Do Men Want?
Television (Drama) Actor A bachelor pad, two struggling actors (Jimmy and Bob), a bunch of women, a love quadrangle and secret men's business. A coming of age story of two 30-something-year-old "kids" looking for meaning and love in all the wrong places.
Television (Thriller) Actor Zero Calling is the story of an ordinary man, David, who is coerced by a mysterious caller, Zero, to do his bidding by 'righting wrongs' in Singaporean society. David quickly realizes what he is doing is no more than gutter vigilantism - taking the law into his own hands. However, David cannot escape from Zero because this mysterious master has made him a slave: Zero knows where he is, what he does and even who he talks to. It seems like Zero also has the power to harm those he holds dear - his wife, Julie, and his teenager step-daughter Maddy, and will not hesitate to do it in the course of playing this twisted game. Through this difficulties, David races with time to find out the identity of Zero so that he can have his life and privacy back. Who is Zero? An enemy from the past? Whoever he is, he has to be unmasked and stopped before he claims another victim - or before the police closes in on David and puts him behind bars. Written by Anonymous
Finding the One
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Jimmy is a struggling actor looking for love. Just when he finds someone he could truly fall for, she's a chasm out of reach. The problem is, she's his girlfriend's sister! What would you do? Cross the moral boundary? What if she's the one? Would you risk it? Could you trust someone who would do that to their sister? Find out what Jimmy does as he gets himself into hot water - literally. Written by Anonymous
Assumptions Killed My Love
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor An assumption kills a brief love affair.
The Kitchen Musical
Television (Drama, Musical and Romance) Actor Set in the musical world of a famous restaurant and anchored around the storyline of a rich young girl's journey of self-discovery when she starts working in the kitchen of the restaurant, straight out of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. She goes to work at her father's restaurant, The Avilon, and learns that she cannot always get her way by being Daddy's girl. Written by Anonymous
Kung Fu Killer
TV Movie (Action) Actor A Caucasian monk in Shanghai infiltrates the underworld to find the killers of his spiritual female Grandmaster.
Film (Action, Drama, Family and Sport) Producer Our story begins on the last day of school during final exams in Beijing, China. Mouth, a shy insecure 15-year-old, and his best friend Monkey, an undersized energetic loudmouth, get ready for the start of summer break and transition into high school. The future is looking bright for Mouth, whose longtime crush, Xiao Xiao, the prettiest and smartest girl at school, has finally turned her attention to him. The fun start to school break turns sour, when Monkey's cousin, Jason, comes to Beijing for the summer. Jason gets the boys on the wrong side of Li Wei, the arrogant and cocky captain of the school basketball team. Since Mouth's humble father, Lao Lin, works for Li Wei's powerful and rich father, Mouth desperately tries to avoid any trouble. Nevertheless, Jason convinces the boys to take revenge. The boys score a minor victory, but Li Wei vows to make their lives a living hell. Mouth's life takes a turn for the worse during Monkey's birthday party, when Li Wei and his friends ... Written by Jonathan Hua Lang Lim
TV Movie (Adventure and Drama) Actor Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth alone toward the fabled country where he is accepted as an envoy into Khan's court. Marooned on the far side of the world, Polo, accompanied by his servant, Pedro, advances as a Mongol grandee for twenty extraordinary years. What he eventually brings back with him to the West is a chronicle that changed history forever. Written by Hallmark Channel
Son of the Dragon
Television (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Romance) Actor " Devil Boy " ( John Reardon , " Merlin II " ), once foundling in the port of Shanghai , has become a avaontuurlijke young thief . He steals every street as he considers his family to be able to provide food . Now he has with his faithful companion Bird ( David Carradine , " Kill Bill " ) devised a cunning plan to steal the jewels of the royal palace . For this he needs to hand things from Li Wei ( Desiree Siahaan , "Marco Polo" ), the daughter of the governor, where he immediately falls in love with . Coincidentally, Li Wei is just looking for a suitable marriage partner . But there is a lot of competition from the Prince from the North ( Rupert Graves, ' V for Vendetta ' ) , which appear to be politically given the right choice for the governor . Li Wei , however, is charmed by Devil Boy and persuades her father to subdue her suitors to a series of difficult tests. Written by Jake Legend
The Perfect Date
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Nothing beats the perfect date. Every once in a while you meet the perfect guy or girl and time just seems to stand still. When Jennifer and Christian come home from a night out on the town, their date is just beginning... As the saying goes... The best things in life are free? Written by Jonathan Hua Lang Lim
NBA Zhi Zao: Made in the NBA
Television (Sport) Producer MADE IN NBA is a weekly basketball entertainment lifestyle TV show that is broadcast weekly on over 40 Channels across China. The show brings you the latest news, gossip & highlights around the NBA, basketball stories across China & the hottest music videos & artistes. Written by Jonathan Hua Lang Lim
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Clouds in My Coffee
Film (Drama) Actor Three beautiful young Singapore women find sex in the city.
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The Singapore Short Story Project
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Film Actor Two desperate dreamers pursue their fantasy loves to Salt Lake.
Platinum REMI Award, “Bang Bang Club” Houston International Film Fest 2016
Outstanding Drama Series, “Perfect Girl” Toronto Webfest 2015
Outstanding Drama Series, “Perfect Girl” Los Angeles Webfest 2015
Outstanding Writing, “Perfect Girl” Los Angeles Webfest 2015
Outstanding Directing, “Perfect Girl” Los Angeles Webfest 2015
Outstanding Editing, “Perfect Girl” Los Angeles Webfest 2015
Best International Series, “Perfect Girl” Atlanta Webfest 2014
Outstanding Directing , “What Do Men Want?” Los Angeles Webfest 2014
Gold REMI Award, “Slam” Houston International Film Fest 2008
Best Actor Award, “Outsider” Rome Asian Film 2004