WRITER • DIRECTOR • PRODUCER 


Filmography:

 2016                      LAST ONES STANDING 

                               Silent film, 8 minutes
                               WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

                               Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.                       

2016                       PLAN B

                               TV Pilot, 22 minutes
                                WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.

2015                       SMALL PLEASURES

                                Drama, 5:46  minutes
                                WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.

2012                       CONSENT
                               Stage Play, 25 minutes

                                WRITER 
                                University of British Columbia 


                                MILLION DOLLAR MILE

                                Video Installation, 6 channel, 8 minutes
                                WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.


2012                        PASSAGE OF DREAMS - THE CHUNG COLLECTION

                                 Documentary, 22 minutes

                                 WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

                                 The University of British Columbia


2010                        CEDAR AND BAMBOO

                                 Documentary, 22 minutes

                                 PRODUCER

                                 Kamala Todd and Diana Leung, directors

                                 Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC

                                 Distributor: Moving Images Distribution

 

                                1788 

                                Chinese and First Nations relations in British Columbia

                                Documentary, 10 minutes

                                PRODUCER / WRITER

                                Farzine MaCrae, director

                                Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC


2007                       SHATTERED

                                Documentary Installation, 22 minutes           

                                WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.

                      

2005                       COMRADE DAD   

                                Documentary, 26 minutes

                                WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc. 

                                Distributor: Moving Images Distribution.


                                OYSTERS AND CHOCOLATE

                                Documentary, 6 minutes.

                                WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.

                                Distributor: Video Out Distribution


2004                       SUNFLOWER CHILDREN

                                Documentary, 22 minutes

                                WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc. 

2000                        MADE IN CHINAThe story of adopted Chinese children in Canada

                                 WRITER / DIRECTOR

                                 Holiday Pictures Ltd.

                                 Honours:  Winner of the Canada Award (Gemini Awards); Best Feature Documentary – San Diego   
                                 Asian Film Fest                             

                                 Broadcasters:  CTV; Vision TV; WTN; Canal Vie; VTV; OMNI TV, ARTE

 

1998                       CANADIAN STEEL, CHINESE GRIT

                                 Documentary, 48 minutes

                                 WRITER / DIRECTOR

                                 David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication at SFU; The Institute of Asian Research,   

                                 UBC.         

                                 Broadcasters: Knowledge Network; Shandong TV

 

1997                         SONGS OF THE PHOENIX:  Voices of Chinese Women

                                  Documentary, 12 minutes

                                 WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                 Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.


 1994                        MY SWEET PEONY

                                  Drama, 30 minutes

                                  WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

                                  Top Dollar Sisters Productions Inc.

                                  Broadcasters: Knowledge Network; WTN

 

1989                         DRAGONLINES

                                  Documentary, 30 minutes

                                  PRODUCER

                                  Hannelore Evans, director

                                  Hanne-Lee Productions Inc.

                                  Broadcaster: CBC

                              

PRODUCTION COMPANY CREDITS:

Karin Lee is DIRECTOR/SHAREHOLDER of TOP DOLLAR SISTERS PRODUCTIONS INC. (est. 1991), an independent production company that produces films, documentary and media installations with a focus on the Asian diaspora in Canada and feminist films about Chinese Women in Canada and in China.  In addition to the above films, Top Dollar Sisters Productions has co-produced the following projects:


CORPORATE VIDEOS


2017                           The Mosaic Institute

                                   5 min promotional video for Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project

                                     WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER


2016                           NATIVE EDUCATION CENTRE

                                   3 min promotional video for Aboriginal Adult Basic Education program

                                     WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER


2008                           BC STORIES – Advanced Education in BC

                                   3 min. documentary for the BC Pavilion at 2008 Beijing Olympics

                                   WRITER / DIRECTOR

                                   BC Olympic Secretariat

 

2007                           EATING GLOBAL VANCOUVER

                                   Jang Mo Jib

                                   10 minute documentary

                                    PRODUCER

                                    INSTRCC, UBC

 

2006                           EATING GLOBAL VANCOUVER

                                   Green Lettuce

                                    8 minute documentary

                                    PRODUCER

                                    INSTRCC, UBC

 

                                   THE ROCKIES

                                    Documentary for ARTE Broadcasters

                                    LINE PRODUCER

                                    Prospect TV


2002                           ORANGE COUNTY, CHINA

                                    Video Installation

                                    CINEMATOGRAPHER

                                    Artist – Henry Tsang


PUBLISHED WRITINGS/PUBLICATIONS


2015                            IN THE WAKE OF THE KOMAGATA MARU:  Transpacific Migration, Race and Contemporary Art


2010                            FEMINIST JOURNEYS / VOIES FEMINISTES

   ‘Mao’s Little Red Book’

    Andersen, M. (ed.) (2010) pp. 216-219.

 

2007                            REEL ASIAN: ASIAN CANADA ON SCREEN

    ‘Searching for the White-Haired Girl’

    Chang, E. (ed.) (2007) pp. 198-208.

 

1995                            RACY SEXY: RACE, CULTURE, SEXUALITY

   ‘Racy Sexy – An Utopian Collaboration?’ with Henry Tsang in Racy Sexy Exhibition Catalogue. Yhap,   

    B. (ed) pp. 4-9.

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