Penny Lee
Penny Lee
Executive Producer/ Producer/ Editor

Penny Lee is the co-producer and editor of A Tale of Three Chinatowns. Her experience in broadcast and post-production, combined with her dedication and commitment to the craft, guarantees that every production is engaging and successfully brings forth each client’s vision.  Her editing portfolio include documentaries, cable network TV series, independent films, training videos, commercials, sizzle reels, as well as promotional videos for government agencies, private corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. Penny produced, directed and edited the award-winning short documentary “Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968” and also a collection of short stories about Chinese American Veterans. Some of Penny’s cable network clients include Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, and Travel Channel.  Her network projects and her passion for storytelling continues to drive her to create and produce content highlighting the immigrant experience in the United States, with a primary focus on the Chinese-American voice. Penny lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband Jack.

Lisa Mao
Executive Producer/ Director/ Writer

Lisa Mao is the director, writer and co-producer of A Tale of Three Chinatowns.  With a career in non-fiction television as a development executive and producer, Lisa is responsible for the creation and launch of more than 500 hours of programming for channels including History Channel, National Geographic Channel, HGTV, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and Travel Channel. Her credits include Travel Channel’s “Man Vs. Food Nation,” “Extreme Forensics” on ID and “Deadly Shootouts” on Reelz. In addition to her television work, she also wrote and produced the award-winning short documentary “Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968.”  Lisa is committed to helping people share their stories to reveal the complex fabric of the human condition.  She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and son.

Stephen Cocklin
Stephen Cocklin
Director of Photography
Stephen Cocklin is an Emmy Award-winning Director of Photography. As an Italy-based freelance DP for ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC, Steve has covered major news events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to covering the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, Steve also filmed the crash of PAN AM Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland; the Racing of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain; and the hijack of TWA flight 847 in Beirut for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Steve served as a Pentagon Pool Photographer covering Desert Storm and has worked on documentaries for Discovery Channel, A&E, History Channel, National Geographic, and PBS’s Frontline. Steve won the National Emmy® Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for the National Geographic documentary “Afghanistan Revealed”.
Anne Cocklin
Anne Cocklin
Production Manager / Audio Technician
Anne Cocklin is a production manager and audio technician. She interfaces with all members of the production team to make sure production runs smoothly from start to finish. As the business manager of Cocklins Digital, the company has been awarded Cine Golden Eagle Awards, Aegis, Telly and Communicator awards for documentary and corporate work.
Andrew Leong
Andrew Leong is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department in the College of Liberal Arts at UMass-Boston. He teaches legal studies, Latino and Asian American Studies. Joining UMB in 1990, his specialty is in law, social justice, and equality pertaining to disenfranchised communities, with a focus on Asian Americans. He was supervising attorney of the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services at Harvard Law School’s Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center from 1986 to 1990. From 1987 to 1993, he was clinical director of the Chinatown Clinical Program at Boston College Law School. Professor Leong has written about welfare and immigration reform, hate crimes, environmental justice, and community lawyering. Since 2017, he is frequently in the community conducting “Know Your Rights” presentations to immigrant communities across Greater Boston. He holds a JD from Boston College Law School.