Film Construction has added Sydney based director Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran to a growing roster.
Aimée-Lee is a Chinese-Irish-Australian writer and director, with a french name. Her unique brand of offbeat comedy comes from her wicked sense of humour. She is a dedicated actor’s director and loves working closely with talent to craft moving performances.
Says Belinda Bradley, executive producer, Film Construction: “This is the fourth female director to join our current roster. And what a dynamic, talented filmmaker to add. Aimée-Lee’s work is fresh, playful and honest. Being an exciting new face to the New Zealand industry, we are confident Aimée-Lee will quickly gain fans in our creative community.”
She loves to explore character and elevate reality through richly detailed production design, bringing a lavish visual style to even the most humble stories (and budgets). Her work is exuberant, irreverent and full of heart.
Aimée-Lee’s commercial work includes TVCs for CommBank, PayPal, H&M and Ad Standards. She recently directed a six-camera broadcast event for TikTok.
Her short film, Jump, has screened at over 25 international film festivals and won Best Short Film at the Academy Award-accredited Palm Springs International ShortFest, Provincetown International Film Festival and Blue Mountains Film Festival.
Season Two of the web series Syd2030, directed by Aimée-Lee, won Best International Web Series at the LA Film, TV & Webisode Festival, the Melbourne WebFest and Dublin WebFest.
Aimée-Lee has directed music videos for a host of Aria-award nominated artists, including Lime Cordiale, Thundamentals, Hellions, and Ruby Boots. Her clip for Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys’ 5AM’ won Best Narrative at the Clipped Music Video Festival 2020.
Link to Aimée-Lee’s portfolio HERE