Jeffrey Dinghua Lei

Filmmaker

New York, New York, United States

A writer, producer, and director with the rare eye of a professional graphic designer and photographer, Jeffrey is driven to tell stories that document and represent the surrealism that exists in everyday life. Having lived in New Orleans, San Francisco, and now New York City, his view of the world has been greatly influenced by individuals across all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Graduating from New York University with a BA in the Ethnography of Design and Film, Jeffrey has worked as a concert photographer, touring with musicians such as The XX, Chance the Rapper, The Japanese House & more. As a filmmaker, he assisted in developing A Taste of Sky; a feature documentary regarding GUSTU, the groundbreaking restaurant and cooking school based in Bolivia created by the founder of NOMA (to be released late this year). He is currently developing multiple short films and television pilots.