Writer & Director
In 2006 Lee Davis completed filming his latest film, hoop realities a documentary shot on location on the West Side of Chicago. The film examines the life of Arthur Agee after basketball, and heir apparent, Patrick Beverley, a high school senior who has his eyes set on the NBA.
Presently Davis is focusing on his original screenplay Why The Willow Weeps, a true crime thriller set in New Orleans, with Danny Glover and Zoe Saldana attached.
In 1999 Lee Davis, wrote and directed A Gut Feeling, a short film starring Saul Williams and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, executive produced by Spike Lee. It premiered at the Noosa Film Festival in Austrailia, the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, and later aired on The Sci-Fi Channel.
A protégé of Spike Lee, Davis worked for five years at 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks, on such films as Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, and Crooklyn, and on a host of commercials and music videos.
In 2000 Lee Davis was named as one of Variety Magazine's Top Ten Screenwriters To Watch.
In 2000 Davis directed 3AM which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The feature was based on his original screenplay developed at the Sundance Institute Writer & Directors Laboratory. The Showtime Original Film starred Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Michelle Rodriguez, Bobby Cannavale, John Ortiz and Sarita Choudhary, and was executive produced by Spike Lee. It was the first Showtime film shot on location in New York, in over a decade.
In 2001 Lee Davis wrote and directed Flicker a HI-DEF long form short film for the Sci Fi Channel. That same year his original screenplay, Dance On Two, was purchased by Miramax Films.
In 2003 Davis wrote a television pilot, and served as a screenwriting advisor at the prestigious Oaxaca Screenwriting Lab in Oaxaca, Mexico.
In 2004 he directed Christmas At Waters Edge, starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Pooch Hall, and Tom Bosley.