|Topics: Arts & Entertainment|
|Interview Date: aired April 2014|
|Extraordinary Insights: Tricia Lee makes horror films, a male-dominated industry, about strong women characters we care about.|
Here's why we think Tricia Lee is a "Woman to Watch:" Tricia Lee is the President and CEO of the feature film production company A Film Monkey Production Inc., based in Toronto. She recently directed Clean Break (Best Drama Feature Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Blood In The Snow Film Festival) and produced and directed Silent Retreat (Best Canadian Feature Toronto After Dark Film Festival). Other past projects include Searching For Wonder (Reel Asian Charles Street Video Pitch Award Winner, Bravo!FACT grant and NFB FAP award); Paper Tulips (CFTPA Corus Young Filmmaker Initiative); and the Bravo!FACT Marv Freetell’s Wedding Day (Special Jury Award at Houston Worldfest). She won The N Youth Drama Pitch at the Banff Television Festival and the Kodak Audience Choice Award for the TV series pitch Waiting in the Wings. She placed second at the SUNTV Convergence Pitch at the WIFT Summit for her Street Racing PSA that offered mentorship to youth. Tricia was selected to participate in the NBC Universal Development Incubator for the feature script Lost Souls. She has also worked as a field producer / director for Kids CBC and Fraud Squad on Discovery Channel and produced the Ontario Arts Council short The Old Ways, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tricia loves traveling, hot yoga, scuba diving and riding her motorcycle. She is an entrepreneur, a real estate investor and also sells professional pole-dancing poles from her online store polemonkeystore.com.