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Martina Lee is a writer/director who decided to pursue her passion for film in 2013 and attended New York University Tisch Asia in Singapore. It was there where she began her journey to find her artistic voice. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to attend the University of Southern California. While developing her craft at USC, she was awarded the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship in 2016 and again in 2017. Her award-winning film Blueberry starring Evan Alex from Jordan Peele’s US made it into a number of festivals including the American Black Film Festival and Blackstar Film Festival. It also aired on both domestic and international broadcasting channels.
After school she worked as a creative coordinator for White Horse Pictures worked on The Apollo, directed by Roger Ross Williams and Pavoratti, directed by Ron Howard. She was accepted as a directing fellow for the 2019 Project Involve Film Independent and was awarded the Amazon Studio Fellowship. Through that program she directed her next short Black Boy Joy staring William Catlett (from Love is.. And Black Lightning) and Evan Alex. The film has gotten into over a dozen film festivals and is a finalist for the 2020 ABFF HBO Short Film Competition. She is currently a 2020 Woman in Film Insight Fellow. She is now working on a script that will hopefully be her first feature film while working on the TV show "All Rise."