Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is a filmmaker, musician and composer. His work has been featured on PBS, The New York Times, The Atlantic, exhibited at The Smithsonian and screened at festivals worldwide. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning films including Isle de Jean Charles (2014), Yukon Kings (2013), Elemental (2012), A Thousand Suns (2009), What Would It Look Like (2009), A Game For Life (2008), and Barrio de Paz (2007). Prior to his work in film, Emmanuel performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz, as well as releasing two critically acclaimed records under his own name Previous Misconceptions (2002) and Borrowed Time (2005). He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he studied improvisation and composition. He lives in a small coastal town in Northern California with his wife and two children.