Emerging filmmaker, Michael Lees, discusses his recent Studio Anansi Tv release, UNCIVILIZED. In the film, Michael, planned a 6 month retreat into the forest to figure out life, only to be caught there when Category 5 Hurricane Maria, made landfall in 2017. Through the film, we witness the devastation of Dominica in the aftermath of the hurricane, and get to experience a part of Michael’s transformation, as he makes peace with life through his newfound understandings.

In this edition of Director’s Cut, we learn a bit about Michael, how he got into filmmaking, what some of favorite films are, and whose films he likes to watch.


About Michael Lees:
Michael Lees is a Dominican filmmaker whose films explore themes of environmentalism and spirituality, aiming to connect the dots in the “bigger picture.” Michael attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he spent the first half of his college career studying business at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, later switching his major from business to film. Lees has written, shot, and edited for clients ranging from Billboard to UNICEF.

You can watch Michael’s film, UNCIVILIZED, here: http://studioanansi.tv/uncivilized.


About Studio Anansi Tv
Studio Anansi Tv is a digital platform created to support and share the work of Caribbean filmmakers. Visit their website, http://studioanansi.tv, and enjoy our collection of Caribbean films, curated just for you.

You can also SUBSCRIBE to their channel and to get a first look at new releases.