Hey, I'm Christopher Lee!

Nashville, Tennessee

I am a filmmaker located in Nashville, Tennessee. After high school, I earned the title United States Marine, serving 10 years active duty as an Avionics Technician, Quality Assurance Representative (Inspector), and Aerial Gunner on Sikorksy CH-53D/E helicopters. During my time as a Marine, I deployed to Iraq 3 times as well as Afghanistan 3 times between 2003 - 2013. Upon completion of my active duty service, I relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas, and joined the Army Reserves to be a Drill Sergeant while also attending Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where I studied Acting, Directing, and Dance. After graduating, I moved to Austin where I began my full-time career as an actor and filmmaker white also continuing my post graduate education. In May 2019 I relocated to the Nashville area. I am primarily an actor and director, but you can often find me in the Grip & Electric department as a Gaffer or Key Grip, as well as, Camera department as a Camera Operator or Assistant Camera/Focus Puller. I also enjoy writing and producing films when I'm inspired. 

 

 

While in Austin I met my friend and fellow veteran, Jacob Stone, and together we joined forces to create Stoned Hero Productions, with our philanthropy being helping other veterans use the arts as a way to combat and cope with mental health challenges, such as Anxiety/Depression/PTSD

 

Stoned Hero Productions is more of a play on words and I'd like to say we did it purposefully on a sorts similar to companies like Adam Sandler's 'Happy Madison' or the company in Austin called 'Rooster Teeth' that you may be familiar with. Yes, Stoned Hero, has a somewhat 'drug' reference; we chose that so we can have a side that shows we like to have fun and will do so with parody films. We are both veterans and with that comes typical hardships that veterans face. So the overarching theme, in my opinion, is that we face many obstacles in life (having stones thrown at us), and it's how we choose to deal with them that sets us apart. Stoned Hero Productions will be an advocate for helping veterans who have life throwing stones at them, find a way to overcome the odds and challenges like mental health struggles, and find a home in film, theatre, and performing arts as a way to combat those challenges. So yes, we are fun guys ... but we take filmmaking very seriously and look forward to making new friends and family in the film and arts communities.

 

"When life throws stones at you, film it." ~ Christopher Lee Herod

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Colours: The Short Film

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Teen

Two friends are forced to face family trauma and secrets that threatens their relationship and changes their world view.

88%

This project got the green light!

Carnivore

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

After being exonerated for the cannibalistic murder of his mother, Levi returns home to face a community unconvinced of his innocence.

142%

This project got the green light!

Restoration

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A man trapped in a mysterious building has a strange encounter with a bouncy ball.

126%

This project got the green light!

Alternative Peaks

Park City, Utah Film Feature
Adventure, Documentary

When your worst nightmare happens to you, how do you create a life you love?

104%

This project got the green light!

EL CANDIDATO (The Candidate)

Toronto, Canada Film Feature
Documentary

A country in crisis. A historic election. One Peruvian vying to become the first person with Down syndrome in the world to win an election

91%

This project got the green light!

Rational Creatures Season Two

Chicago, Illinois Series
LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

In this modern, queer Jane Austen update, a group of twenty-somethings navigate their love lives and quarter life crises.

100%

This project got the green light!

Dummies

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A close-knit group of friends battles betrayal, heartbreak, and rumors while vying for a spot at a famed improv theater.

114%

This project got the green light!

Remnant

Savannah, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

In the near future, issues arise when two biologists happen upon undocumented research near a restricted area.

84%

This project got the green light!

The First Sunday After the First Full Moon

London, United Kingdom Film Short
Comedy, Foreign Film

When London-based techno DJ 'Egle' returns to her native Lithuania, she finds herself facing more than just the music.

91%

This project got the green light!

Where Our Children Play

Las Vegas, Nevada Film Short
Documentary, Family

A documentary short about the culture surrounding youth sports, and the pressures it puts on young children.

81%

This project got the green light!

The Pleasure Matrix

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Horror, Mystery

A short film about three friends who plan to rob a party but end up falling victims to a cult.

113%

This project got the green light!

Abuela and Me

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A young Hispanic girl must find out how to communicate with her grandmother, though the two don't speak the same language.

80%

This project got the green light!

Catalonia

Sarasota, Florida Film Short
Drama, Experimental

Greta, a young woman, is thrown into an emotional journey when she notices her significant other's involvement with an older woman.

107%

This project got the green light!

The Bloody Room

Bar Harbor, Maine Film Short
Horror

While crashing at a creepy Airbnb, a punk band must face a room full of their own nightmares or die.

100%

This project got the green light!

Raw, Regal, and Real

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Teen

A college student by day, graffiti artist by night witnessing a glimpse of lives in her daily commute on New York City’s Transit Subway.

80%

This project got the green light!

Promised Land

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama

Art is literally a part of her, but with the pressure to suppress herself, following her artistic dreams was never an option for Emerson.

113%

This project got the green light!

It’s a Wonderful Plight

Dallas, Texas Film Feature
Musical

A Hip Hop Musical explaining 400 years of Black people in America through song.

100%

This project got the green light!

WELCOME TO YOUR MENTAL BREAKDOWN

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Experimental

Lizzie fights her way through a severe mental breakdown as the airplane she's riding in spins out of control.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Bed Time Story

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Fighting with clinical depression away from home, Leyla unexpectedly finds love with Eli only to realize self-love is above all.

104%

This project got the green light!

Figure 8

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Romantic Comedy

Figure 8 follows the adventures of a superhero who excels at protecting her city but struggles to manage her personal life.

87%

This project got the green light!

Entre Tú y Milagros

Medellín, Colombia Film Short
Drama

Milagros' world still revolves around her mother's affection, this summer an encounter with death will make her question her own existence.

93%

This project got the green light!

Ahead of Her Time: Woman Suffrage in Idaho

Boise, Idaho Film Feature
Documentary

Idaho was the 4th state to grant women the right to vote. Join us to explore and celebrate this path-breaking achievement.

80%

This project got the green light!

El Futuro

Long Beach, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

An independent young woman lives with her four sisters, single mother, and frail grandmother in a quiet Mexican village in the 1960’s. Her m

95%

This project got the green light!

The Night She Was Followed Home

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Horror, Thriller

A college girl has a little too much to drink and decides to walk home...alone. She soon realizes everything is not as it seems. Will she su

100%

This project got the green light!

THE THAW

Burlington, Vermont Film Short
Drama, Horror

In 19th century Vermont, Ruth freezes her parents to survive the winter, but an early thaw brings horrifying results.

82%

This project got the green light!

Gal Pals Season Three

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

GAL PALS is a comedy about the interwoven lives of a group of LGBT women living in LA.

100%

This project got the green light!

Forgotten Animals Pilot

New York City, New York Series
Comedy, Other

Five women run a non-profit for undesirable creatures (Rats, Fire Ants, Pigeons, etc) in thier equally wild office.

110%

This project got the green light!

Moth's Lullaby

Owings Mills, Maryland Film Short
Drama, Horror

Single mother Eve is being plagued by harmful moth-like creatures and hires Myrtle, a professional in otherworldly pests to investigate.

88%

This project got the green light!

The Sister's Seance Movie

Burbank, California Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Annie and Rebecca, two sisters conduct a seance in an effort to contact the spirit of their deceased little sister.

115%

This project got the green light!

Bound

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

In the aftermath of a traumatic accident, two brothers must face years of resentment, anger, and guilt in order to care for one another.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Ugliest Word

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

The Me Too story that's still taboo.

102%

This project got the green light!

Everyone Will Have Long Hair in Heaven

Nashville, Tennessee Film Short
Drama, War

SSG Pete Palmer gets a visit from MPs after multiple tours in the Middle East and a bad reaction to drug cocktails prescribed for PTSD.

81%

This project got the green light!

ADMIT ONE

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy

An anti-romantic must face a Western shoot-out and alien invasion in pursuit of her movie theater cashier crush.

80%

This project got the green light!

Gemini Rising

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

A teenager tackles her underwhelming social status at a new school by fibbing her way through a podcast on a popular trend: astrology.

100%

This project got the green light!

#GAYBOY2020

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror, Romance

Gay romance has never looked so horrifying.

80%

This project got the green light!

Kalila Stormfire's Economical Magick Services: The Final Season

Washington, District of Columbia Series
Drama, Fantasy

Help launch the final season of a critically acclaimed urban fantasy podcast about a witch for hire.

145%

This project got the green light!

Clean Plate

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

This is an ironic story of an old chef who gets his dish returned back to the kitchen - untouched for the first time in his entire career.

82%

This project got the green light!

Faccia Brutta

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

12 year old Isabella must examine the idea of womanhood when she is forced to face her family's hyper-critical matriarchs at a gathering.

80%

This project got the green light!

Prayer for the People

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Drama, Crime

While out celebrating his 21st bday, Joe Joe risks his own life to break up a fight between a drag queen and a conservative street preacher.

100%

This project got the green light!

Wilder

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A woman, her husband and his brother are confined to their home as a search for their abducted 3-year-old child disrupts their small communi

156%

This project got the green light!

FRAUD

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Shira Rose Loewenstein is a trans rocker girl who is funding her transition the only way she knows how... petty identity theft.

141%

This project got the green light!

Val

Santa Barbara, California Film Feature
Crime, Horror

On the run from the police, a man breaks into a high-class escort's home

89%

This project got the green light!

Broken Vessels

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

Jane, a person with cancer, discovers with the help of a new friend Naomi, that she may be more powerful than she had ever imagined.

105%

This project got the green light!

This Old Dog

Chattanooga, Tennessee Film Short
Drama

While searching for their lost dog, a father struggles with revealing one of life's harshest realities to his son.

100%

This project got the green light!

Chocolate Cake and Dirty Dishes

Collegedale, Tennessee Film Short
Thriller

An irresolute busboy, still reeling from the consequences of attempting to help someone in need, suspects a customer is a victim of human tr

104%

This project got the green light!

The LatinXpert

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, News

The LatinXpert is a web series focused on uplifting and empowering the Latinx community in the U.S. through laughter, information & a little

103%

This project got the green light!

Duncan

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Crime, Satire

A young black journalist & an angry alt-right militiaman team up to uncover a child trafficking ring hidden in a pizzeria's basement.

86%

This project got the green light!

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