TELEVISION

THE FOODS THAT BUILT AMERICA

Historical Recreation | TV Series | February 2022

Role

Art Director

Production Company

Lucky 8 TV

Producer

Line Producer - Christian Pallindino

Directors

Brad Grimm

DESIGN PROCESS:

Lee worked with production designer Deana Sidney for weeks researching and going over archival images and videos. After initial design ideas were established it was Lee's job to turn those into built sets. 

The Scenic and Construction departments would then take over, using Lee's build and scenic the 24 stage sets and the 36 location sets. He was in direct communication on a daily basis with the showrunner, director, ADs, property master, decorators, and production designer. He would like to give a special shout-out to Deana. Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime!

A CRIME TO REMEMBER

True Crime | TV Series | 2013-2018

Role

Property Master

Production Company

Xcon Productions

Producer

Christine Connor, Lee Beckett, Thomas Cutler, Scott Curtis

Directors

Elise Greven, Jeremiah Crowell, Nicholas McCarthy, Tony Glazer

“Fashions change, but these crimes of the past never go out of style. It was an era of innocence when people left their doors unlocked, helped out neighbors in need, and trusted the ones they loved. But there were scandals occurring beneath the surface. Secrets festered, passions ran wild and cops had nothing but shoe-leather and gut instinct to catch a killer. These shocking events made an ever-lasting impact on the country.” - ID 

For this series, Lee worked as the Property Master. They shot 2 episodes every two weeks, with one week of prep. It was a tight schedule with lots of demands, but also incredibly creative and exciting work, with very cool props to work with.

Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design

2023

CALLS FROM THE INSIDE

True Crime | TV Series | 2021

Role

Production Designer

Production Company

Lion TV

Producer

Sia Stewart

Directors

Andrea De Brito

“It’s an iconic line in any crime story -- when a suspect is arrested, they get one call. This gripping true crime series uses jailhouse phone calls to frame the narrative of murder investigations steeped in mystery.” ID

Lee worked with Director Andrea De Brito to moody atmospheric shots full of depth. The final result was stunning. And while the new true-crime format focuses on the victim's story, rather than the perpetrators, the final result was both thrilling and clarifying.

 

CONFRONTING A SERIAL KILLER

Documentary Series | True Crime | 2020

Role

Production Designer

Production Company

Radical Media

Producer

Po Kutchins, Jon Doran

Eve Rodrick, Matt Lipke

Directors

Joe Berlinger, Po Kutchins, Janine Nask - Line

Recreation Series about serial killer Sam Little from the point of view of the victims and the reporter Jillian Lauren who got him to confess on tape to over 90 murders, mostly of marginalized women, sex workers poor and trans women of color. I worked as the production designer on the 3 night shoot recreating scenes from bars and cars that Sam would target. 

SXSW Film Festival

ROXANE GAY'S BOOK CLUB

TV Series | Hosted Discussion  | 2019

Role

Art Director

Production Company

VICE News Tonight

Producer

Brendan Kennedy, Dylan Silberfein, Devin Greenleaf

Directors

Brett Karley, Brian McGee

Writer Roxane Gay discusses Colson Whitehead’s "The Nickel Boys" with Debbie Millman, from Design Matters, Mira Jacob and Open Mike Eagle in “Roxane Gay's Book Club.” We transformed a warehouse space in Brooklyn New York into relaxed environment with sofas and upholstered chairs for the cast to lounge and take their time. 

VICEPEDIA

TV Series | Interview  | 2018-2019

Role

Production Designer

Production Company

VICE News Tonight

Producer

Brendan Kennedy, Caroline Pahl

Directors

Brett Karley

This Vice News series fact checks the internet about the guest with the person that knows best, the guest. This studio series was created for VICE News to interview famous people utilizing their own studio space at VICE headquarters. It was one of the first shows to hire a set designer and have a set they could use for several years. One of those sets was built in LA so they could have the same set up.

DIABOLICAL SEASON 3

TV Series | Mystery, Murder, True-Crime, Recreation  | 2019

Role

Production Designer

Production Company

Lion TV

Producer

Allison Corn, David Erickson, Stan Hsue, Jennifer Silverman, Antony Tackaberry

Directors

Andrea De Brito

“Calculating. Cunning. Cold as ice. In Diabolical, a new gripping ten-episode series on Investigation Discovery, these shockingly devious masterminds use their wits and wiles to manipulate us, seduce us and try to get away with murder.”

WELCOME TO FEAR CITY

TV Series | Docudrama, True Crime | 2016

Role

Production Designer

Production Company

Xcon Productions

Producer

John Block

Directors

Jeremiah Crowell

“WELCOME TO FEAR CITY” is proposal  for a five-night event series to premiere on the 40th anniversary of the Son of Sam killings. It is a deep, immersive, 360o exploration into the the crimes that held New York City hostage and defined a generation. Jeremiah Crowell directed the shoot.