Lee Peterkin hails from the suburbs outside New York City, and comes from a theater and film background. He began his journey in cinema selling his first screenplay out of college. For nearly two decades he’s been working professionally as a writer, director, editor, and cinematographer across fictional narratives, documentaries, music videos, short films, and commercials. He has an appetite for raw, absurd, drama, and tragic-comedy. There’s something sub-surface in his work that screams from deep below. He likes to use subtlety, and contrast it with blatant catastrophe. He strives to conjure unadulterated authenticity and honesty from within himself and express it on screen.His efforts have garnered awards for his films in directing and screen writing. Prism, a feature film won an award at AOBFF. ExVivo, a short, received an award at the Raw Science FF and LA Live Score FF. His screenplay Za’atar garnered an award from OpenScreenplay. He was the cinematographer on the film Barry which Premiered at SXSW (Nominated for Grand Jury Award).