The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies welcomes Sanhoon Lee and Keith Wilson. (Photos: Sarah E. Freeman)

Lee, Wilson join EMST faculty

Grady College is proud to welcome Sanghoon Lee and Keith Wilson to the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies.

“Keith and Sanghoon bring an exceptional depth of vision and skill to the department and college,” said James Hamilton, a Jim Kennedy New Media Professor and head of the EMST department. “They’re not only outstanding teachers, they’re also talented filmmakers and creative artists.”

Lee is an assistant professor for the MFA Film, Television and Digital Media program and will be spending most of his teaching time at the program’s location at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia. When he is not teaching, Lee is a director, producer, writer and cinematographer for independent film projects and documentaries. Lee has completed several award-winning dramatic features as the cinematographer and producer, including “Second Moon,” “Chicago Heights” and “Hogtown.” His feature documentaries include “Breakfast at Ina’s” and “Today We Saw the Face of God.” In 2018, Lee wrote and directed his first feature film, “Banana Season,” which premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival. Currently, he is working as a producer and the cinematographer on a feature documentary project, “Art and Pep.”

Lee, a graduate of the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was a professor of film production and studies for ten years at the MFA program at Governors State University, as well as teaching at DePaul University and Northwestern University. He is a native of South Korea.

Wilson is a lecturer of production and cinematography classes. He is a 2021 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow as the producer for the feature-length documentary “I Didn’t See You There.” For his in-progress feature film, the “Untitled Frank Moore Project,” he was a 2019 North Points Fellow and a 2018 BAVC Mediamakers Fellow. Wilson’s short documentary film, “The Tree,” premiered at the 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival and screened at MoMA’s 2019 Doc Fortnight program. He received his MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas-Austin, where he was a University and Jesse Jones Fellow. He is a native of Atlanta.

Date: September 7, 2021
Author:  Sarah Freeman,  freemans@uga.edu