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The Right Person to Help You Tell Your Story

The way in which we tell stories has changed with the advent of digital technology, but the elements that make a good story have not. Michael Lees is a digital storyteller based in Dominica, whose films aim to inspire and challenge audiences, pushing them to realize their connection to the greater story we are all a part of. Whether it’s through documentary, music videos, or branded content, there’s a always a story to be told.

Michael got his start as a PA on music video shoots for bands like Glass Animals and Franz Ferdinand, later working as an office PA for nationally syndicated American shows like 19 Kids and Counting and Sister Wives. After graduating the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael moved to New York City where he shot and edited content for Billboard and Avia, later working as a tech at a rental house where he learned the ins and outs of industry-leading camera equipment. Throughout this time Michael was consistently involved in documentary storytelling, tackling topics such as death-acceptance, and sustainable development.

Upon his return home to Dominica in 2016, Michael embarked on his first feature length documentary, Uncivilized, which saw him survive Category 5 Hurricane Maria in a palm leaf hut in the forest. For more on Uncivilized visit https://www.facebook.com/uncivilizedfilm. The film is currently crowdfunding to finish post-production.

Since his return home Michael has continued telling stories for brands wanting to connect to audiences with genuine human interest stories and beautiful imagery. Recent clients include UNICEF, Astaphans, Hysteria Mas, and Discover Dominica.

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If you are interested in telling your brand’s story in an engaging, personal way, contact Michael at:

mlees10.dca@gmail.com

+1 (767) 276-5313

When Michael isn’t working, you can finding him roaming Dominica’s scenic terrain, camera in hand; reading voraciously; or trying (and failing) to become the freest human who ever lived.

Instagram: @mike_please

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.lees.712

 

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