The Los Angeles-based director brings a strong performance background to her commercial work.
TAMPA, Fla., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Independent production company Kestum Bilt has added Bhavani Lee to its roster, joining award-winning directors Kip Hewitt, Jason Wallis, Pete Guzzo, CHANSE and Ricardo Ceballos.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Bhavani to the team. She’s a rare talent with an incredibly exciting approach to direction. We can’t wait to see what we create together," said Kestum Bilt founder, director, and executive producer Pete Guzzo.
Lee is a New York City native who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before becoming a Cirque Du Soleil performer then highly sought-after movement director for film and television. It was at Cirque when she began to understand that dance and cinema both seek to find poetry in motion.
"It’s all about motion for me, whether it’s the way the camera moves, or the performer or product moves, or how they work in tandem. Even a small facial gesture during a quiet moment; it can all be choreographed to give the story nuance, fluidity, and grace," said Lee.
Lee has worked on commercial, fashion, and short form narrative videos, and her credits include dance films such as "Lucid" and "Operator," as well as the television pilots "Land of Kings" and "Trailer Park Prophet."
"I’m so inspired by Pete and everyone at Kestum Bilt. I’ve been living in LA for a while so I immediately connected with their can-do spirit. It’s like finding Hollywood in Florida," Lee added.
"There’s no one quite like Bhavani in our region," said Guzzo. "She’ll find a way to elevate every project with her unique point of view. I think even the most conventional brands will be excited to see what she can do with their projects."
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