Samantha Lee
Samantha Lee
Samantha Lee is a freelance director that has worked for international clients like UBER, World Wildlife Fund, ANZ, SodaStream, Vidal Sassoon, Pampers and Esquire. She earned her Masters of Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2015. She currently works as the Multimedia Editor for CNN Philippines Life.

Her first film, Agos (Waves), has earned recognition both locally and internationally (including the University of the Philippines Best Documentary Thesis 2011; 23rd CCP Independent Film and Video Competition (Manila, Philippines), 1st Prize Documentary Category; Official Selection, 1st British Surf Film Festival (Newquay, Cornwall, UK), 3rd Place, Home Grown Board Shorts Section).

Baka Bukas (Maybe Tomorrow) recently won the Audience Choice Award, Best Sound and Best Actress at the Cinema One Originals Festival in Manila.
The script was born from the need to to see a better representation of the LGBT community in Philippine cinema that went beyond the stereotypes.

The characters are fully formed functional/dysfunctional human beings with universal problems that go beyond gender roles and sexual preferences.

They're bratty, they're selfish, they're lost but at the same time they acutely aware that they are in the process of figuring themselves out and the decent version of themselves will come eventually.

The title, "Baka Bukas" ("Maybe Tomorrow"), evokes a feeling of hope, that maybe tomorrow we can all live a life where we're free to love whoever we want to love.
Selected Filmography
Films In Festival
(Philippines, 2016, 84mins)
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