Lee Madsen grew up as one of five boys in a career military family. Growing up with so many diverse experiences, not to mention location changes, clearly helped establish and broaden his vision as a filmmaker. By high school, Lee had already appropriated his older brother's video camera and begun making short films with his friends. What started as a hobby, eventually lead him to formally studying directing at the New York Film Academy. After school, he moved to Los Angeles and started working behind the scenes in film and television, whilst continuing his education at UCLA's film extension program.
Over the past 20 years Madsen has written and directed three feature films and a whole bunch of short films. His feature films: Players, Happy In The Valley and Hated have received awards from over 25 film festivals around the world. Players is distributed by Screen Media Films/Universal Home Entertainment and aired on national television (ABC 2007). It's currently on Amazon Prime. Hated is distributed by Filmbuff, a top distributor of streaming content. "Happy In The Valley" is distributed by Indican Pictures and premiered on The Movie Channel in January 2015 & Showtime in 2016. Redbox.com picked up it up for distribution in 2018. He loves teaching at DePaul University.
Directing, Screenwriting, Cinema Production