Patrick G. Lee is a queer diasporic Korean documentary filmmaker, writer, and community organizer. He’s interested in building collaborative models of filmmaking that equip queer and trans people of color with media-making skills. His most recent project, UNSPOKEN, won several festival awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Austin Asian American Film Festival. Patrick’s five-part docuseries for NBC News on LGBTQ Asian Pacific American history won the NAMIC Vision Award for Long Form Digital Content. His writing has appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation, ProPublica, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and more. His debut feature, UNTITLED KQT PROJECT, is supported by Firelight Media, Sundance, and CAAM. He has been coping with pandemic times mostly by eating carbs.
UNTITLED KQT PROJECT is a feature documentary that follows a chosen family of LGBTQ nightlife performers in Seoul, Korea, as they navigate gender, seek belonging, and protect their freedoms, all while joyfully rejecting societal pressures to conform. In doing so, the film creates a rare and crucial reference point for Asian America — one that reframes queerness as empowering, unifying, and culturally resonant, on both sides of the Pacific.