Talent Guide

Justin S. Lee

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2019, Grants and Awards 2019


Justin S. Lee is a Student Academy Award-nominated writer/director and Film Independent
Fellow. Raised in Pennsylvania, Taiwan, and California, he graduated from UC Berkeley and the
USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2019, he was accepted into Viacom’s Emerging Directors
Program (for Paramount Television), Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact, and Film
Independent’s Episodic Lab, where he received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation development
grant. He is known for his short film “Drone,” his feature film “Actors Anonymous,” and his TV
series “Welcome to the Scene,” which has James Shin and Scooter Braun attached to produce.

Current Project

Welcome to the Scene


In the early days of internet piracy, a reclusive Chinese-American high school student turns to cybercrime to pay off his family’s debts — forcing him to balance life as a teenager with pulling heists and taking on hardened killers.