Kyung Lee is a filmmaker and film editor. Her directorial debut, “TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui ” (2014), has been shown at film festivals worldwide and is currently being broadcast on PBS stations. Her editing credits include “Navajo Math Circles” (2016, PBS), “2E: Twice Exceptional” (2015), “Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Conjecture” (2015, PBS) “Big Joy: The Adventure of James Broughton” (2013, SXSW, Tribeca), “The Illness and the Odyssey” (2013, Mill Valley, Guam Int’l), as well as multi-media projects and commercial productions.
She is currently editing “Ottomaticake,” a story about Hawaiian culinary scene’s best kept secret, “Otto Cake,” and its owner, punk rock baker Otto. as well as “Homecoming,”which documents two women’s pilgrimage to Puka Puka, a remote atoll in the Cook Islands. Both films are directed and produced by Gemma Cubero del Barrio (“Ella Es El Matador” 2009, Silverdocs, Tribeca, POV). Kyung is also directing a film about performance artist, Dohee Lee.
Kyung started her editing career as an assistant editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with renowned documentary filmmakers. Her deep understanding of technology and remarkable aptitude for both hardware and software led her to work as a post-production supervisor on numerous documentary films. She also worked as editor and post-production manager at LinkTV, the national, independent TV channel. From these experiences, she honed her skills and reputation as a versatile editor with technical chops.
An ethnic Korean native of Yokohama, Japan, Kyung is fluent in both English and Japanese, and speaks Korean conversationally. She resides in Oakland with her Shepard mix, Meena, and boyfriend, Daniel.