Speaker Sook-Yin Lee

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Sook-Yin Lee

Multimedia Artist and Broadcaster

Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning Canadian multimedia artist, filmmaker, musician, actor, and broadcaster (CBC, BBC, MuchMusic). She starred in John Cameron Mitchell's groundbreaking LGBTQ movie Shortbus which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Year of the Carnivore, Lee's feature film debut as writer-director starring Cristin Milioti, premiered at TIFF. Her work has been presented by Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Festival of New Dance. In 2019 she wrote and starred in Unsafe at Canadian Stage that looked at questions of censorship and artistic freedom. Sook-Yin won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress for her role as "Olivia Chow" in Jack. She is a film composer whose bands include JOOJ co-led with Adam Litovitz and Lee & Gamble Unlimited. Her movie, Octavio is Dead! a supernatural ghost story starring Sarah Gadon and Rosanna Arquette won Best Director and Best Picture awards at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival 2018. Her feature lockdown movie Death and Sickness made with Dylan Gamble streams on CBC Gem in Canada.

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