Kismet Artists


Director of Photography - Paul Yee

Paul Yee is a cinematographer based in New York City. He recently completed Tina Satter’s Reality (Berlinale 2023) and Adele Lim’s Joy Ride for Lionsgate. Previously, he lensed The Fits (Venice 2015, Sundance 2016), Anna Rose Holmer’s debut feature, that the New York Times described as “a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale” and Colewell, directed by Tom Quinn, that premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2019 and went on to receive two Independent Spirit Award Nominations.

His penchant for vérité camerawork and natural light has led him to collaborate on many documentaries- including Season 2 of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO), Cameron Yates’ Chef Flynn (Sundance, Berlin 2018) and Emily Sheskin’s Jesszilla (Big Sky 2023)a project that spanned 5 years of the life of boxing phenom Jesselyn Silva. 

Paul is passionate about working with a diverse range of filmmakers and telling new and unique stories. He is also an avid cook and food photographer.  

PRESS: Moveable Fest | British Cinematographer | Filmmaker Magazine | Arri