Eelyn Lee, directing

Award-winning artist-filmmaker Eelyn Lee is currently developing her latest work through a residency on the Thames Estuary. more


Eelyn Lee is an award-winning artist-filmmaker who has screened work across London including Barbican, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery as well as internationally in Paris, Berlin and Toronto.

Using processes of devising and collaboration, her films use rich imagery and soundscapes to tell multi-layered stories about people and place. The vision, energy and experience she brings to the creative process builds an environment conducive to making bold and original work.

Following the first phase of a new body of work supported by Barbican and Arts Council England Eelyn continues her exploration of collaborative filmmaking through a residency at Metal, an artistic lab on the Thames Estuary. 

Read curator, Gareth Evans' article about Eelyn's unique 5-day lab that informed the first iteration, Monster, a 16-minute film which will have it's London Premiere at Close-Up Film Centre on 8th March.

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That we would see something translated so profoundly from a theatrical space to a cinematic one in just a handful of days is really extraordinary... A wonderful paradox."

Gareth Evans, film curator (Whitechapel Gallery) on Monster


IMAGE London Premiere of Monster at Close-Up Film Centre

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Eelyn Lee's latest film Monster will have it's London Premiere at Close-Up Film Centre in Shoreditch at 8pm on Sat 5th March. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Monster marks Eelyn's first... Read More...

IMAGE Eelyn Lee Selected to Lead Artists' Forum

Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Eelyn Lee has been selected by Artquest to put together a group of artists working at the forefront of social and collaborative practice to form a PEER FORUM. Between February and July 2016 the group will meet once a month at Read More...

IMAGE Essex County Council Funds New Work on Canvey Island

Monday, 21 December 2015
Essex County Council have awarded Eelyn Lee a grant of £2000 to create a series of moving image portraits on and around Canvey Island. Next year Eelyn will collaborate with residents from Canvey Island and Benfleet to make a series of film portraits of local people. Capturing their dreams, memories and stories of fear associated with the... Read More...