Last Summer of Nathan Lee


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Last Summer of Nathan Lee.

Nathan Lee, an AAPI teenager, finds out that he has brain cancer right before he turns 18 and vows to live the remains of his life with passion…And refuses to die a virgin. Knowing that his gay best friend, Dash, wants to become a filmmaker, Nathan offers himself as a documentary subject to Dash, who is also in love with Nathan. Nathan and Dash decide to document as much of his remaining life as possible.


Winner of the 2020 Roddenberry Foundation Impact Awards for TV Creators and a member of the Producers Guild of America, Quentin Lee has directed and produced over ten features. His first feature Shopping For Fangs (co-directed with Justin Lin) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and became a cult classic as part of the Asian American New Wave Class of 1997. His subsequent features Drift, Ethan Mao, The People I’ve Slept With, White Frogand and The Unbiddenhave have all been sold and played festivals worldwide such as AFI Fest, Vancouver International, Hawaii International, São Paulo, Turin and Cardiff. As a producer, Quentin has produced Big Gay Love, #1 Serial Killer and Gay Hollywood Dad. Most currently, Brash Girls Club, the limited TV series that he created, produced and directed is now streaming on Tubi. The TV series Comedy InvAsianthat he co-created, directed and produced was streamed as a Hulu Exclusive in 2018. In 2020, Quentin produced three stand up comedy specials for Comedy Dynamics, directed and produced a Zoom feature titled Comiseryand a Zoom TV series titled Boy Luck Club.Born and raised in Hong Kong, Quentin went to high school in Montreal, holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in English from Yale University, and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UCLA.


  • Title
    Last Summer of Nathan Lee
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    92′, col.

  • Director
    Quentin Lee
  • Screenplay 
    Dennis Escobedo,
    Quentin Lee
  • Editing
    Quentin Lee
  • Photography
    Quentin Lee

  • Casting Direction
    Kit DeZolt

  • Costumes Designer
    Skye Mahaffie
  • Music
    The Slants
  • Sound
    Kenneth A. Johnson

  • Cast
    Harrison Xu, Matthew Mitchell Espinosa, Aaron Guest, Natasha Tina Liu, Dru Perez, Albert Park, Lauren Mei

  • Producers
    Quentin Lee, Kit DeZolt,
    Dennis Escobedo, Kevin Huie,
    Harrison Xu
  • Executive Producers
    Chris Lee,
    Aaron Shershow
  • Production
    Margin Films

  • CAAAM Film Festival San Francisco 2023
  • Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2023 – Asian Focus
  • Imagine Cinema Carlton Toronto 2023
  • Laemmle Cinema Los Angeles 2023
  • Ljubliana LGBT Film Festival 2023

  • Emmys Television Academy FYC 2024 – Outstanding Lead Role in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

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