Directed commercial for Ford Motor Co.
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
18 Interviews |
24 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
Shelton J. Lee | Shelton Lee
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on why he became a filmmaker] I had just finished my sophomore year, so I came back to New York trying to find a summer job. Couldn't find one, so with a super-8 camera that I had gotten, I just spent the whole summer shooting stuff around New York City. That summer happened to the summer of 'the blackout' and that summer was also the first summer of disco, and there were always block-parties ...
Vied for the director's seat on Ali
(2001). Says that he knew he wouldn't get the job after speaking to the movie's star, Will Smith
(one of the many financiers on Lee's Get on the Bus
(1996)), who wanted Lee to make a film with "a broader appeal".
His films often have the phrase "Wake Up!" as in an urging to the awakening of maturity and social conscience.