Olivia Lee is a filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. She will receive her Bachelor's degree in Film and Communications from Portland State University in Spring 2023.
Olivia has experience in many avenues of multimedia creation from film production to branded media to food journalism. She has worked as a production assistant on several film sets including client work for Nike, and has also held multiple PR and multimedia job roles. Olivia's directorial debut was on the Portland State University short film Harper's World (2021), which earned recognition on the film festival circuit. Since then, she has written, directed, and produced several other short form narrative, documentary, and branded media projects. Most recently, she wrote and directed Blow Me (2023), a micro-short film that touches on themes of feminine rage. Her Honors Thesis film, It's Not The Same Anymore (in-progress) centers on a queer coming-of-age narrative. Olivia is currently working on a project with the Higher Education in Prison program at PSU as a video production specialist.
Apart from film, Olivia finds herself infatuated with the culinary world, having worked as a line cook at Toki, and now a freelance writer for Eater Portland (Vox Media).
Olivia's creative pursuits are deeply driven by her passion for storytelling and collaboration. She is a seeker of stories, experiences, and of life. She is also a Virgo :)