Talent Guide

Melissa Lee

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2009


A Hong Kong native by way of England, Melissa Lee is an independent producer based in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Melissa graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Literature from Harvard University. Graduating from University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing MFA Program, Melissa left the world of M&A investment banking with Morgan Stanley to pursue a career in film. In 2008, Melissa produced the feature film Dear Lemon Lima, by writer/director Suzi Yoonessi. The film premiered in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it garnered the jury acting prize, and has continued to be nominated for and to win awards at festivals all over the world, including Woodstock, London, Sao Paulo, and Rome. Under the umbrella of her production company, Pegu Pictures, Melissa is in development on several feature film projects and is currently in post-production on Circumstance by writer/director Maryam Keshavarz.

Current Project

ircumstance (Narrative Feature)


Three teenagers grapple with love, friendship, and adolescence.