Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997, QUENTIN LEE's first feature Shopping for Fangs opened to critical acclaim during its limited theatrical release in the U.S. Quentin co-wrote, co-directed (with Justin Lin), produced and self-distributed Shopping for Fangs through Margin Films. The success of Fangs paved way for Quentin's second feature Drift.
Following Fangs, Quentin returned to a more personal realm; he produced, wrote and directed Drift, a drama that became a hit in the gay and lesbian film festival circuit and was sold to Wellspring Media. It was also released theatrically to rave reviews in Los Angeles.
Through Margin Films that he founded and run, Quentin has single-handedly distributed and promoted a slate of American and international independent films in the U.S. The titles included Yonfan's Bugis Street, Bishonen, the Christopher Doyle shot 4 Faces of Eve, Bastards, Bao, Summerspell, Virtue and more. As a company, Margin Films is committed to produce, distribute and market culturally challenging commercial entertainment that celebrates the diversity and difference of the world.
Ethan Mao is Quentin Lee's third feature as a writer/director. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Quentin is a Canadian citizen and U.S. resident. He holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in English, and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UC Berkeley, Yale University and UCLA respectively.