The John L. ‘Luke’ Stone ’86 Leadership Speaker is generously supported by the Kahlert Foundation.
Andre Robert Lee Filmmaker, Activist, Educator, Director of “The Prep School Negro”
André Robert Lee has taken a very interesting path to the world of entertainment. Upon completion of undergrad at Connecticut College, André came to New York City on a fellowship to teach in the Central Park East Secondary School’s Senior Institute. There he taught “The Life and Works of Toni Morrison”, “The African American Autobiography” and “Documentary Filmmaking.” After teaching in East Harlem and the completion of a Master’s Degree, he went on to work at the Ford Foundation where he discovered the world of Independent Filmmaking through grant making.
André’s resume includes, New York City Public Schools, The Ford Foundation, Miramax Films, Urbanworld, Film Movement, Diana Ross, BET, Universal, HBO, Picturehouse, and Dreamworks. André directed and produced The Prep School Negro. He has visited hundreds of high schools, colleges, universities and conferences with the workshop and is booked through 2019. André also served as producer on the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I? He received a Fellowship in 2013 from Colorlines.com, a division of Race Forward, and was tasked with Directing and Producing the 12-month series Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men. André also directed an episode of the Webby-nominated digital series “The Election Effect” with Shine Global for Paramount Network. He is currently in development for a narrative feature film about the life of Bayard Rustin. André also teaches Filmmaking at the Germantown Friends School where he is working to develop a film program for Middle and Upper School.