NYC Film and Music Video Director

Lee Milby


Speaking Engagement | Panel Discussion for Short Film Salon 2023

I’m honored to announce that I’ve been invited to speak as part of a panel discussion for a Short Film Salon hosted by THE ARTISTS FORUM on Thursday, May 18 at the Dolby Screening Room here in NYC! The panel discussion will follow a special showcase of short independent films and projects (including narrative, dance films, and spoken word films), created by independent filmmakers around the world, and curated together around Read More

Super 8 Filmmaking in NYC

Since Super 8 is so popular right now, I wanted to just write out a quick and dirty overview of my own Super 8 filmmaking process here in New York City. There are other post houses and places you can buy the film, but this is what I’ve been doing for over a little over a year now and works for me. Super 8 Camera There are many types of Read More


Directing an Experimental Art Film About Motherhood as an Adoptee

Over the past few months, I’ve had the honor of bringing violinist and experimental musician, Sita Chay’s ambitious conceptual project about motherhood to life. I’d shot a performance video for her many years ago, and she had apparently followed my work ever since. I did a music video for other musicians in her network, including Jason Lindner (of Now vs Now and of Bowie’s Black Star album fame), and she Read More

Female Filmmakers NYC

Female Filmmaker Profile | Artist feature on Sister Motion!

Pleased to share this awesome opportunity I had to illustrate my journey as a woman film director in this feature on! Coming up in the industry wasn’t easy for me – a 4’11” asian woman entering this (still) heavily white male dominated film industry. Guys used to tell me to my face that I’d never make it – things like, “I just can’t imagine someone like you as a Read More

Screenshots of dancer and choreographer Mengchen Liu performing to the song “Footprints” by Adam Maalouf

Dance Film shot on Sony FS700

Pleased to announce the release of “Footprints” a dance film featuring the beautiful original choreography of world renowned dancer, Mengchen Liu, and the magical music of Adam Maalouf featuring vocalist Hannah Sumner. I met Mengchen Liu at a dance compilation held at a small theater called “Dixon Place” in the LES, New York City, some years back. I was actually there to shoot a different dancer’s performance, but while I Read More

Nitehawk Film Festival Program

Latest Music Video, Film Festivals Official Selection 2022!

My latest music video for Cate Hamilton was recently part of the official selection for two tests! The Nitehawk film festival is a fest that’s local to NYC, and I’ve admired it for YEARS!! I was surprised and honored that Nitehawk included our music video in their music-themed block. The lineup included other music videos, short musical narratives and art films, and animated projects. It was really cool seeing our Read More