Gemma Lee was born on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. After attending Edinburgh College of Art where she studied drawing and painting, Gemma immigrated to Australia at the age of twenty.
In 2007, she graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television (AUS) with a Master in Writing and Directing. Her graduating film Heaven won ‘Best Script’ and ‘Best Film’.
Her short film The Wake starring Angus Sampson (Insidious, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Gulliver McGrath (Lincoln, Dark Shadows) screened at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. In 2010 it won the SBS Award at the St Kilda Film Festival for ‘Best Film’ and went on to screen Palm Springs, where it was voted ‘Best of the Fest’ and the Oscar-Accredited Australian short film festival, Flickerfest.
Gemma’s work is known for its breathtaking imagery and her background in art gives her a finely trained eye. She has quickly made a mark for herself as a commercial and music video director.
Gemma is attached to direct the Australian feature Blackwood, which is supported by Screen Australia.