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Legend of a Warrior

Legend of a Warrior

| 1 h 18 min

In this feature length documentary, filmmaker Corey Lee attempts to reconnect with his father, renowned martial artist Frank Lee. Frank's status as legendary street fighter and coach have kept him at an emotional (and physical) distance from his son, but now the younger Lee has decided to re-enter his father's world... a world where fighting rules.

  • writer
    Corey Lee
  • director
    Corey Lee
  • producer
    Susan Bristow
    Corey Lee
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Scott Henuset
    David Christensen
  • director of photography
    Jarrett Craig
  • editor
    Ian Thomas Day
  • original score
    Alec Harrison
    Andrea Wettstein
  • associate producer
    Taylor Ross
  • production manager
    Kaari M. Autry
  • location sound recordist
    Justan Ross
    Cameron Sinclair
    Brad Martin
    Eric Leung
  • additional photography
    Mike Sorel
    Corey Lee
    Mark Power
  • stills photography
    Colin Smith
    Sandi Somers
  • animation artist
    Tyler Jenkins
  • motion graphics animation
    Micheal Welchman
  • animation assistant
    Nicole Brunel
    Martin Warsawski
  • production coordinator
    Taylor Ross
    Lamy Li
    Dan Suen
    Faye Yoneda
    Ginette D'Silva
  • business affairs
    Michelle Wong
  • production accountant
    Suzanne Henuset
  • production insurance
    Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • unit administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • post-production supervisor
    Stacey Quick
  • assistant editor
    Graham King
  • post-production sound
    Six Degrees Music and Production
  • sound supervisor
    Dan McManus
  • animation sound design
    Jeff Sinclair
  • sound effects
    Chris Vail
  • background editor
    Chris Vail
  • dialogue editor
    John Iaquinta
  • re-recording mixer
    John Iaquinta
  • online editing
    Ian Thomas Day
  • colour grading
    Jump Studios Ltd.
  • colourist
    Devon Bolton
  • calligraphy
    Constance Chan
  • title graphics
    Micheal Welchman



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Ages 15 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

A central theme of the film is remembering where one comes from (50:35). Trace how both Corey and Frank Lee develop their relationship based on memories from their pasts. Frank says that when he came to Canada he wanted to “forget his past” (24:00). Ask students to discuss whether one can ever truly forget their past. How does the use of a comic-book aesthetic add to the narrative? Have students create a short comic strip that illustrates an event in their life.

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