Talent Guide

Jason Rhee

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2022


Jason Rhee is a Korean American writer and director with a passion for telling stories centered around AAPI and his childhood. Jason was selected as a script intern and writer’s PA for CONAN and as a writing intern and contributor for The Onion. With a background in screenwriting, comedy, and satire, he’s co-produced and co-written two one-woman shows with stand-up comedian Kellye Howard entitled Unmarried and Transparent, which has been featured on ABC and described as “exposing admirable vulnerability and strength.” Jason recently wrapped up three years as The Onion’s writer assistant to focus on personal projects, such as a new Steppenwolf show with Kellye, and his documentary EJ Lee: All-American. He is a proud member of the Asian American Documentary Network and a cohort for the 2022 Kartemquin DVID fellowship.

Current Project

EJ Lee: All-American


EJ Lee, a 60-year-old Louisiana legend and former All-American once called by Sports Illustrated as the “Korean Magic Johnson of NCAA women’s basketball,” has been overlooked her entire coaching career; but she still hopes for her life-long dream of becoming a college head coach. However, EJ must first transform a small private high school girl’s team that just recently learned how to dribble a basketball.