Watch, ‘Nando’s Chips’, directed by Cindy Lee, featured on Ellen #Boom Oh, and Ellen, if you’re reading this (of course you are), South Africa is not part of Great Britain… 😒
Guys, I don’t even know how we managed to get Cindy to sit still for long enough to do this interview. She’s fresh off the set of directing 3 episodes of the TV drama, ‘Sober Companion’, which was nominated for a SAFTA for best directing. She also low-key directed all the social media components for Season 3 of Netflix’s Black Mirror film ‘Nosedive’ and sommer casually shadowed top female TV director, Leslie Linka Glatter on ‘Homeland’. Just to break it down for all our millennial readers outchea…Cindy Lee is lit!
We don’t believe in a preordained destiny or fate, but sometimes you just have to applaud the Universe for getting it right. Cindy Lee’s mother, Emmy nominated casting agent Moonyeenn Lee, received this casting brief around forty *inaudible mumbling* years ago: ‘Looking for confident edgy female lead. Must be able to transition from badass copywriter to even badder-ass commercials director in seconds. Needs to work well with actors, non-actors and kids. Fluent in client and agency. Curly hair a bonus.’ And so Cindy Lee was born.
Having Moonyeenn Lee as a mother, means A) you’re gonna grow up to be a rockstar and B) you’ll know the value of the casting process.
Cindy Lee: ‘I will give up my whole art direction budget, my whole wardrobe budget, just to make sure I get the right cast. You have to start there. Everything hangs on an actor, everything. You can have the most incredible script, but if you’ve got a bad actor, forget it.’