LeRon Lee is a Newark, NJ native and graduate of Howard University. His early film career began assisting in the editing room at 40 Acres and a Mule. Since then, he has worked as crew on various films, directed short films, music videos, and commercials. Recently, his short film, Ugly, was acquired by HBO and all of its platforms. He has won 6 “Best Short Film” awards including the “BET Best Short Film Award”. It was also featured in over 40 film festivals, including a premiere at Cannes Film Festival and the HBO Short Film Competition as a finalist. He is currently in development of the NEWART Film School in Newark catered to exploring filmmaking as a tool for youth, underserved communities, and individuals transitioning from prison. His next project in development is a film-doc hybrid, Unconscious Inheritance, a project exploring the intergenerational inheritance of a city.